Kyoto Study Program: from Anime to Zen is a non-degree 2-week program offering students an excellent introduction to Japanese society and culture. The Curriculum is well balanced, and students will investigate diverse aspects of Japanese society and culture while staying in Kyoto, a cultural centre 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 and special events, including interaction with local students –buddy program.


Kyoto is recognized as not only a touristic city but also a major student one 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 2015”, Kyoto has jumped to 34th position, climbing 16 places from the 2014, indicating its great desirability as a learning environment!

Student W
Highly recommended this program to those who interested in experiencing the traditional and modern aspects of Japan!!
Nice people, amazing food and 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!”