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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Spring (May Abroad)
  • Restrictions: CWRU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring (May Abroad) 2022 01/21/2022 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Sponsorship: CWRU-arranged Click here for a definition of this term Program Purpose: Study
Language of Instruction: Japanese Language Prerequisite: YES
Housing Options: Short-Term Furnished Housing Program Director/Assistant Director: Yoshiko Kishi, Japanese (
Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate Number of Credits: 3
Deposit: 200 Click here for a definition of this term Remainder of Program Fee: 2280
Included in Program Cost: Activities, Admission fees, Housing Not Included in Program Cost: Flights, In-Country Transportation, Meals, Passport Fees, Visa fees
Program Description:
Kyoto, the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868, is well known as a repository of Japanese art and cultural tradition. During the trip to Kyoto in May, participants will be based at Kinugasa Campus in Ritsumeikan University, located in the northern part of Kyoto City. UNESCO world heritage sites such as Kinkaku-ji and Ryoan-ji are located very near to Kinugasa campus, while the campus offers easy access to Osaka, Kobe and Nara.


✓Improve your Japanese conversational skills and become better acquainted with Kyoto, taking advantage of Ritsumeikan University's "Buddies" program where you are paired with Japanese student volunteers.

✓Participants will visit classes at Kansai Gaidai University for exchanges with local students.

✓Design your own projects using resources available in Kyoto and give presentations in Japanese at the end of the course.

✓Participate in Zen meditation and Japanese cooking class activities to get a better understanding of Japanese culture and reinforce Japanese language learning.

✓Experience the traditional way of tea with a rare opportunity to meet a tea ceremony master, Shiou Tsukuda.

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