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Associated Kyoto Program : Application & Overview
Click below to start your application with the Associated Kyoto Program, read a program overview, and find out about application deadlines.
Associated Kyoto Program
Kyoto, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Class Standing: Junior Minimum Japanese Language GPA: 3.0
Language Prerequisite: Two semesters of Japanese for Fall/Full Year. Three semesters for Spring only.
Program Description:
The Associated Kyoto Program is a study abroad program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by a consortium of thirteen American colleges and universities. The Program maintains high academic standards and dedication to a sound liberal education for which its sponsoring institutions are known. Approximately 40 students are accepted each year to study the Japanese language intensively and take courses in English on Japan, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. The sponsoring institutions are: Amherst College, Bates College, Bucknell University, Carleton College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Smith College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Whitman College. Occasionally students from other colleges are admitted. Over 1500 students have participated in the Program since its inception in 1972.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 04/06/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/04/2018 12/21/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/21/2018 09/21/2018 01/08/2019 04/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.