Arizona in Kyoto: Japanese Food & Pop Culture

Japan
Kyoto
Arizona in Kyoto: Japanese Food & Pop Culture
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25variesearly JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.8
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Kyoto, the former capital of Japan for over a millennium, is the heart and soul of the nation’s cultural traditions.  Students will explore a variety of aspects of the city, delve into the rich food culture of Kyoto, and discover how Japan’s enormously influential pop culture took root and flourished.  Past program excursions have included visits to the International Manga Museum, a sake brewery, a Hanshin Tigers baseball game, and one of Osaka's famous fish markets.

Students choose between one of two tracks of courses: the Language & Culture Track or the Culture Track (see the "Academics" tab below for more information).  Whether you're looking to enhance your Japanese language skills or simply learn more about Japanese culture, this is a can't-miss opportunity to immerse yourself in Japan's history and culture.

Academics

Students can choose between a 5-week Culture Track or a 7-week Language & Culture Track (including 2 weeks of intensive language classes on the University of Arizona's Tucson campus).  The dates for the program taking place in Kyoto will run from June 11th to July 6th. Students should plan to arrive in Kyoto the weekend prior (June 9th or 10th).

LANGUAGE & CULTURE TRACK:

  • Language Course Offerings (choose one):
    • JPN 102: Elementary Japanese (5 credits) or JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese (5 credits)
    • 3 weeks of intensive language studies here at the UA campus from May 14th to June 1st
    • 4 weeks of non-intensive language studies in Kyoto from June 11th to July 6th
       
  • Culture Course Offerings (choose one):
    • EAS 295: Japanese Food Culture (3 credits), JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture (3 credits), or approved JPN or EAS 299/399 Independent study credit (1-3 credits)
    • 1 week of online coursework beginning June 4th
    • 4 weeks of continuing course works in Kyoto from June 11th to July 6th

 

CULTURE TRACK:

  • Students choose two of the following course offerings:
    • EAS 295: Japanese Food Culture (3 credits)
    • JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture (3 credits)
    • JPN or EAS 299/399 Independent study credit (1-3 credits)
    • 1 week of online coursework beginning June 4th
    • 4 weeks of continuing course works in Kyoto from June 11th to July 6th

Housing

Students share a small studio apartment.

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