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No place is more quintessential Japanese than Kyoto. The former capital city is lined with ancient palaces, traditional teahouses, and peaceful Zen gardens where students can ponder which amazing noodle house to dine at for an unforgettable bowl of ramen. Add in cultural activities and excursions and studying abroad in Kyoto will be an experience students will remember forever.
CIEE Kyoto is students’ home base, a safe zone for them to learn, grow, communicate, and collaborate.
- CIEE Kyoto is conveniently located in the city of Kyoto with easy access to the city’s comprehensive train and bus networks.
- Day-trip to Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital, to see eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Nara Park, the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine.
- Explore Iwatayama Monkey Park and feed monkeys, taste local specialties from Nishiki Market, and enjoy local festivals and celebrations, like Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri, in and around the city.
- Take a guided tour of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, and stroll the surrounding imperial buildings and gardens.
CIEE Scholarships and Grants
CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.
As the ancient capital of Japan, it remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture and visual arts, and attracts visitors from around the globe to its palaces, temples, museums, theaters, and excellent restaurants.
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.
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.