Kyoto Study Program: from Anime to Zen is a non-degree 2-week program offering students an excellent introduction to Japanese society and culture, especially for those who are thinking to study long term in Japan in the near future. The curriculum is well balanced, and students will investigate diverse aspects of Japanese society and culture while staying in Kyoto, a cultural center rich in history.

All classes will be taught in English by renowned subject specialists, from among the dozens of universities and colleges in Kyoto. In addition to the courses offered, there are a number of field trips, campus visits and special events, including interaction with local students.


Kyoto is recognized as not only a touristic city but also a major student cities in Japan, with 50 universities and colleges in and around, and 147,000 students accounting for 10% of the city’s total population. According to the “QS Best Student Cities 2017”, Kyoto has jumped to 17th position, climbing 17 places from the 2015, indicating its great desirability as a learning environment!

Student W
“I highly recommend this program to those interested in experiencing the traditional and modern aspects of Japan!!
Nice people, amazing food with lots and lots of laughs that you will never forget!”

Student K
“This program is probably the best experience I’ve had so far in my life. Meeting new local friends as well as friends from other countries has indeed broaden my perspective and also greatly improved my interpersonal skills.”

Student H
“Thanks to this programme, I am able to get to know local friends and international friends from other countries. I can really immerse myself in Japan and be a part with Japanese people. Thank you and hope see you all soon!”

Student T
“I really had a fantastic time in Kyoto for the two weeks. For me, I highly recommend studying in Kyoto. I can sense the history and academic atmosphere in the city. I hope I can study here for my master degree!!”

Student G
“This short term study Program of Kyoto helped and enlightened me on how a high school student like myself can experience being a student in Japan for at least 14 days. Visiting universities gave me the idea that I could study here after I graduate high school because the environment here is really student friendly and the people here are warm and welcoming!”