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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission 09/06/2024 12/20/2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 04/01/2024
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Communication, English, Fine Art, Geography, History, Humanities, Japanese, Religious Studies Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (CIEE); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

Ancient + Modern Japan

KYOTO, JAPAN

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Program Overview

Explore the dynamics of Japanese language and culture in one of the most celebrated historical cities in the world. As the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture. Students study Japanese language and select courses in English at CIEE Kyoto Center on Japanese history, religion, media, and more. All courses are delivered by CIEE and complemented byth co-curricular activities and excursions in and beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

BE ENTRANCED BY THE ZEN ROCK GARDEN OF RYOANJI TEMPLE

contrast the dazzling Golden Temple and more serene Silver Temple; stroll the Philosopher’s Walk.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE “CULTURAL CAPITAL” OF JAPAN

With its rich cultural, religious, and artistic traditions dating back 1,200+ years, soak in Kyoto’s depth.

ENGAGE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUINITY

Using skills gained through CIEE language and culture courses

Read more about Kyoto

Excursions & Activities

  • Take a walk through the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, where emperors of old resided
  • Shop for traditional Kyoto sweets, pickles, and other goodies at Nishiki Market
  • Travel to the summit of Mt Hiei to view all of Kyoto, Lake Biwa, and Enryakuji Temple, weather permitting
  • Visit the nearby city of Nara, home of Nara deer park, the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

Projects

  • CIEE Kyoto seeks to foster an urban community of learners that is respectful of its surroundings and proactively engages with individuals, community groups, and institutions. Orientation will include an introduction to the community resources and opportunities to give back. Cultural activities and co-curricular activities, such as volunteering, attendance in local events, and engagement with peers at local institutions will provide opportunities for students to strengthen their Japanese language and  cultural proficiency, better understand Japanese social institutions, and help cultivate a positive and mutually respectful relationship between CIEE and its community partners.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One week orientation – an introduction to the culture of Japan, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city.
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) 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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