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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Jillian Madden (31135) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.00
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Language Prerequisite: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Homestay Language GPA: 3.0
Program Provider: Columbia University Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: Yes, see program homepage Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) is a consortium-based study center program that provides semester or full academic-year learning for students who wish to do advanced work in Japanese language and Japanese studies. Applicants must have one-year college level Japanese for Fall enrollment or three semesters of Japanese for Spring enrollment. In this program, students will strengthen Japanese language skills through the intensive Japanese language course, community-involvement project, and regular interactions with local students. Students will also further their understanding of Japanese culture and society through the English-taught electives, optional homestay, and extracurricular activities. 

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 01/08/2025 04/26/2025