Kyoto Study Program – from Anime to Zen –
The Kyoto Study Program is a 2-week short-term organized by the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto in collaboration with Kyoto city.
Participants will be able to experience Kyoto’s cutting-edge animation technology and historic traditional culture as well as lectures and cultural-exchange programs at universities. The program is run twice a year, in summer and winter, and English is the main language used.
RSJP/RWJP（Ritsumeikan Summer (Winter)
The Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program (RSJP) and Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program (RWJP) are programs aimed at university and graduate school students with basic Japanese proficiency. These programs are designed to comprehensively introduce Japanese language and culture. These programs offers a unique learning environment as well as opportunities for cultural exchange where participants can engage in short-term intensive language study.
The College of Image Arts and
Sciences Summer Program
A short-term program developed in collaboration with the College of Image Arts and Sciences. In this program participants are able to learn about movies, comics, games, and more, not only through lectures, but also through hands-on experiences. Participants will visit places where they can experience Japanese pop culture, such as the Kyoto International Manga Museum and Toei Kyoto Studio Park, thus making this program a uniquely Kyoto course.
At Doshisha University’s summer sessions, not only do participants study Japanese, they also pay visits to Kyoto’s famous shrines and temples and actually experience the traditional culture of Japan. Students are divided into different classes according to their Japanese ability. The classes are all conducted in Japanese. Meticulous instruction is provided to students to ensure that they can keep up.
Japanese Studies Program (JSP)
The Japanese Studies Program (JSP) at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (DWCLA) is 3 months program which offers both intensive Japanese language courses and Japanese culture and society courses in English. DWCLA will give one credit for each of the four Japanese language courses and two credits for each Japanese culture and society course. The program is mainly held on Imadegawa campus, which is in the center of Kyoto city, and students not only study in the classroom but also go on several field trips, which include tours of Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, etc.
Japanese Language Immersion Course (JLIC)
The Japanese Language Immersion Course (JLIC) at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (DWCLA) offers introductory Japanese language courses to students whose first language is not Japanese. In addition to studying in the classroom, students can also experience multiple fieldtrips during the course, for example, tours of Kyoto, Japanese sweets making, soba noodle making, etc.
Kyoto Japanese Summer Experience
This short-term intensive Japanese program is offered by Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. This three-week program is designed for students who wish to improve their proficiency in the Japanese language while experiencing Japanese culture in Kyoto, an attractive, historical and academic city. We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto.
The "Kyoto inspiration" program of Kyoto Seika University is a new program providing participants with insights into how Kyoto’s traditional culture has had an impact on contemporary popular media, for example, manga, anime, fashion and games.
The program lasts for 12 days, and the lectures will be conducted in English. Field trips, a one-night temple stay and 2 free days for personal explorations are included in this program.