KIIS - Japan
Hiroshima, Japan; Kyoto City, Japan; Nara, Japan; Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||02/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||06/02/2018||07/02/2018|
|NOTE: Earlybird savings of $100 if you apply by December 1, 2017. $100 discount credited toward total program fee. Early notifications released December 15. Final deadline February 15. Regular acceptance notifications released March 1.|
** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Minimum GPA:||2||Class Status:||Sophomore|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Courses Offered:||Japanese|
|Prior Language Study Required:||None||Academic Subject:||English, Japanese, Philosophy & Religious Studies|
Download 2018 estimated cost of attendance sheet: KIIS Japan Summer 2018.pdf
The KIIS summer program in Japan offers students an opportunity to discover one of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic nations. A sublime blend of tradition and technology, Japan seamlessly fuses modern art and ultra-high-speed railways with ancient temples and shrines.
The four-week program begins in Nara, Japan’s first capital. Students visit theHeijo Palace site, Todai-ji where the Great Buddha is housed, and Nara Park where tame deer still wander around. Eight historical monuments in Nara are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Nara, students also visit Japanese educational institutions (a university and an elementary school) and experience first-hand Japanese traditional arts (i.e. calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and flower arranging).
From Nara, students travel by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) for a full week to Tokyo, Nikko, and Hiroshima. In Tokyo, students visit a museum, a traditional Japanese garden, a famous temple, and the Kabuki Theater. While in Tokyo, students also visit Nikko where Toshogu Chrine is located; Toshogu Shrine is the entrance to the 17th century mausoleum of Tokugawa Leyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shoguns. In Hiroshima, students visit the A-bomb Museum, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Miyajima.
The program concludes with a week in Kyoto, the ancient capital until the 19th century and culturally the richest and historically most significant place in Japan. Graced by beautiful palaces, gardens, temples, and shrines, including the renowned Golden Pavilion, Kyoto is a site to behold.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that the Japan program is a bit more strenuous than some overseas programs. One should be prepared to 1) walk all-day-long during the program excursions and the full-week Shinkansen trip; 2) carry your own luggage during the full-week Shinkansen trip; 3) ride on crowded trains and buses without being able to sit; 4) walk on extremely crowded streets; and 4) protect oneself in the variable weather (from cold to hot and from rain to sunny) by always carrying an umbrella and/or water and a hat.