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Overview- Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies is a two-semester academic program for undergraduates who wish to do advanced work in Japanese language and Japanese studies. The program helps students strengthen their Japanese skills by providing intensive language training and through 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. Not only does KCJS examine the significance of Kyoto's past but it also explores its present as well as Japan's place in today's global world.

The fall semester begins in September and ends mid-December. Spring runs from January to April and the academic year program runs from September to April.


  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Must have completed at least two years of college-level Japanese for the fall semester, and five semesters for the spring semester, or the equivalent.
  • Minimum 3.0 average language GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

For more information, please visit the KCJS website and the KCJS Facebook page.
606 Kent Hall   MC 3948   1140 Amsterdam Ave   New York, NY 10027    
Phone: 212-854-2559   Fax: 212-854-5164