Study Abroad - Intensive Language & Culture in Kyoto

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The summer program is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture. Program participants are immersed in an optimal environment for short-term intensive language study with the added benefits of cultural exchange and exploration. One of the program's attractions is that Ritsumeikan University students also participate as "buddies" and help in the Japanese classes as well as accompanying participants on most of the fieldwork excursions. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion listing hours of participation and grades for all courses taken.

A harmonious blend of the ancient and modern makes Kyoto the cultural and historical center of Japan. It is home to many famous festivals, as well as shrines and temples such as Ryoanji Temple, with its Zen Rock garden, and the Golden Pavilions. Kyoto is also a progressive city where high-tech companies work alongside many traditional industries, creating a study environment that is unique in both its composition and ambiance.

Florida International University partners with Ritsumeikan University for this program, and students will live in student housing provided by them.

For more information, please contact Professor Naoko Komura at