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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Areas of Study: Humanities, IS, Politics & History, Languages & Culture
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Language Prerequisite: Yes
Prerequisites: 1 semester of college-level Japanese for fall, 3 semesters of college-level Japanese for spring Program Type: Third-party provider
Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript) Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different) Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Program Description:

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

Spend a semester or academic year developing your Japanese language skills in Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan where traditional meets modern. Become integrated with Japanese locals through homestays, a community involvement project and Doshisha University campus life while studying alongside a diverse group of undergraduates from top U.S. institutions.  
Japan - Kyoto

About KCJS

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) is a semester or academic year long program for undergraduates who wish to do work in Japanese language and Japanese studies. The program will help you strengthen your Japanese skills by providing intensive language training and regular interactions with host families and the local community. Understanding of Japanese society and culture is enhanced by the integration of the historical and cultural resources of Kyoto into the academic curriculum and student life. Coursework and program activities will enable you to explore the significance of Kyoto's past, its present and Japan's place in today's global world.

KCJS is centrally located in Kyoto on the Imadegawa campus of Doshisha University, bounded on the south by the Imperial Palace grounds, and to the northeast by Shokokuji temple.

Application Process

There is a dual application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website (see link under "Homepage," near the top of this page).

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.