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Associated Kyoto Program
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum Japanese Language GPA:
One year Japanese for fall and two-semester programs; three semesters Japanese for spring program
The Associated Kyoto Program is a study abroad program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by a consortium of fourteen 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, Middlebury 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 1400 students have participated in the Program since its inception in 1972.
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.