- Kyoto, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Kyoto is a beautiful, historic city centrally located in the Kansai region in Japan. It’s surrounded by beautiful scenic mountains, numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, and many iconic attractions. As the ancient capital of Japan, it remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture, and attracts visitors from around the globe to its palaces, temples, museums, theaters, and excellent restaurants. Researchers and students are in good company, as Kyoto hosts dozens of top Japanese universities and several national research facilities.
- Setting Description:
- Kyoto is located in the Kansai region in the southern part of Honshu island. The cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Nara – which are also must-visit destinations in Japan – are nearby and easily accessible by train. Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868 and was formally called “Heian-kyo,” which literally means “The Capital of Peace.” While Tokyo is the official capital of Japan, Kyoto is often called the country’s “cultural capital,” for its preservation of numerous cultural, religious, and artistic sites and traditions. Kyoto provides an ideal environment for students to immerse themselves in the Japanese language and culture.
Additional Program Information
- Overall GPA: 2.5
- Scholarships Description:
- CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
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