• Japan
    • Kyoto
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Anthropology Business Cultural Studies History International Business Political Science Public Relations Religious Studies Women's Studies

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Apartment Host Family


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Oct 16, 2018
Mar 28, 2012
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About Program

Come study abroad with the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (KCJS) based at Doshisha University. With KCJS, undergraduate students study for 2 semesters taking advanced classes in the Japanese language and Japanese studies. The combination of intensive language classes and interaction with members of the local community, as well as assigned host families, helps to strengthen participant's Japanese language proficiency more efficiently than any class ever could by itself. Check out more details right now by visiting the KCJS website!

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Yes, I recommend this program

KCJS was fabulous!

KCJS was really a holistic program-- the classes, which are taught in Japanese for the language courses, and Japanese or English (depending on if you want to take a Doshisha or Ritsumeikan class or if you want to take a class with mostly foreign students). The best part, though, was the events they scheduled for outside of the classroom (they brought in professional kimono dressers, and we all rode around in rikushas one day around the gardens in Heianjingu, and we spent a day doing a winter hike to a mountain temple and had a meditation practice with a Zen Buddist monk, etc.). And of course I adored my home-stay, who were just such giving people and forgiving of my busted Japanese.

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