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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2022-2023 11/01/2022 ** 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:
Area of Study: Art Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Dormitory, Home Stay
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

January in Kyoto

KYOTO, JAPAN

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Program Overview

Bring your interest in Japanese Manga and Art to the ancient capital of Japan this January. Kyoto is the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture and is filled with palaces, temples, gardens, museums, and theaters. Coursework is taught in English at CIEE Kyoto and is complemented by immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase 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.

INDULGE IN KYOTO’S FAMOUS “UJI” GREEN TEA

Either as a drink or green tea flavored pastries, ice cream, and other 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, and two of the Imperial Villas at Katsura and Shugaku-in
  • 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
  • Explore the amazing collection held by the Kyoto International Manga Museum
  • Travel to the nearby former capital city 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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