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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: January Term, Winter 2, Winter Intersession
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Term 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Program Description:

January in Kyoto

KYOTO, JAPAN

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Program Overview

Spend your January break studying the dynamics of Japanese culture at CIEE Kyoto. As the ancient capital of Japan, it remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture and attracts visitors from around the globe to its palaces, temples, museums, theaters, and excellent restaurants. Researchers and students are in good company, as Kyoto hosts dozens of top Japanese universities and several national research facilities.

Unique Experiences

SEE THE GOLDEN PAVILION

pass through the torii gates of the Fox Shrine, and gaze upon the Zen garden of Ryoanji Temple.

KYOTO WAS JAPAN’S CAPITAL FROM 794 TO 1868

today it is often called the “cultural capital” of Japan — because of its rich cultural, religious, and artistic traditions.

INDULGE IN GREEN TEA

either as a drink or green tea flavored pastries and desserts.

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Excursions & Activities

Every CIEE program is complemented with co-curricular activities and excursions designed to enhance academic and intercultural learning. In Kyoto students may:

  • Tour the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds where emperors of old resided
  • Take a walking tour of the Higashiyama District to experience traditional Kyoto
  • Visit the Kyoto National Museum, first opened in 1897, one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished
  • Travel to nearby cities of Nara, home of Nara deer park, the Great Buddha Hall at Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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