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Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS), Japan
Kyoto, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Language Requirement:
4 semesters of language for fall, or 5 semesters of language for spring, or the equivalent
Program Type: Columbia Administered Program
Program Advisor:
Robin Leephaibul:
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS, Visiting Students - Undergraduate Application Notes: Full year applicants are given priority, KCJS member students should check with their home schools about internal (earlier) deadlines
Discipline: Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Description:
  • Intensive Japanese language study and the opportunity to choose from a broad spectrum of social sciences and humanities courses on premodern and contemporary Japan.
  • Courses that integrate the historical and cultural resources of Kyoto into the curriculum through excursions, field trips, and guest lectures.
  • Living with a Japanese family, taking classes with Japanese students, and participating in a wide array of extracurricular activities outside of the KCJS.
  • Full-time on-site staff to assist students with academic and personal needs.

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Applications for the fall and academic year are due March 15th.

Applications for the spring semester are generally available by April and due in mid-September.

The online application includes the following:
  • Application
  • Official Transcript
  • Language Recommendation
  • Academic Recommendation
  • Study Abroad Approval Form
  • Application Fee, if applicable
  • Visa application materials including copy of valid passport and passport photos for spring applicants only


Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/23/2016 10/10/2016 01/04/2017 04/24/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 04/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA