Program Details

The Kyoto, Japan program offers hands-on art courses in deep-rooted artistic traditions. Classes expose students to the traditional and contemporary spirit of Japan. The majority of the instruction takes place during the excursions by experienced teachers
Location:
Kyoto, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Students take courses designed to give insight into the history and significance of classical Japan as well as exposing them to the aesthetic beauty of this unique country. Included in the program cost are field trips and cultural excursions to such destinations as Gion Festival and Yoiyama stall nights, Zazen with instruction in the temple, Buddhist secret mountain Hiei Zan, Kinkakuji (Golden pavilion), Zen temples and gardens, and Arashiyama Bamboo forest and temples.

This program offers hands-on art courses in deep-rooted artistic traditions. Classes expose students to the traditional and contemporary spirit of Japan. The majority of the instruction takes place during the excursions by experienced teachers and artists. Two courses are offered in this 6 credit summer program: Japanese Art, Culture, and Literature and Digital Photography.

Our Program Fee includes:

-Tuition Accommodation Museum and site fees

-Festive dinners & group activities

-Class materials

-Cultural excursions Services of an on-site student advisor

-Arrangement of airport pickup service

-Transportation between sites

-On-site orientation

-24-hour emergency line to advisors (health issues)

-Pre-departure guide

-Online account management

-Coordination of Athena alumni contact

-Pre-departure advising

-Health insurance from HTH Worldwide, a global leader in international health insurance

-Official transcript from Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA)

-Services of an on-site Resident Director

-Contribution to a world charity through Students Offering Support (S.O.S.), the charitable arm of Athena

-Unparalleled personalized service

Setting Description:
Students spend most of the program in the world famous city of Kyoto, but also venture to central Honshu to enhance their academics and cultural experience. Kyoto is a beautiful city, from lakeside Biwako in the north-east, to the confluence at National Rt. 81. With temples, parks, bustling business districts, markets, from regal estates to the tightly-packed neighborhoods, Kyoto is one of the oldest and most famous of Asian metropolises.
Cost:
$4,250- $4,950 USD. Japan Full Summer (Tokyo and Kyoto): $7,500-$8,650.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Age: 18+ GPA: 2.8
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
A full listing of our scholarships can be found at our website.

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