Arizona in Kyoto: Japanese Food & Pop Culture

Arizona in Kyoto: Japanese Food & Pop Culture
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25early Juneearly 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
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Kyoto, the former capital of Japan for over a millennium, is the heart of the nation’s cultural traditions. Students will explore many aspects of the city delving into the rich food culture of Kyoto while also learning about how Japan’s enormously influential pop culture took root in Japan and flourished.


Students can choose between a 4-week Culture Track or a 7-week Language & Culture Track. For students choosing the Language & Culture Track, they will spend 3 weeks at the UA campus doing language intensive studies followed by 4 weeks abroad in Kyoto continuing with language study - but non-intensive - while also taking either EAS 295: Japanese Food Culture or JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture.


Culture Track Course Offerings:

  • EAS 295: Topics in East Asian Studies: Japanese Food Culture (3 credits)
  • JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture  (3 credits)
  • *Note:  JPN or EAS 299/399 Independent study credit available


Language & Culture Course Offerings:

  • EAS 295: Japanese Food Culture (3 credits) or JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture (3 credits)
  • JPN 102: Elementary Japanese (5 credits) or JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese (5 credits)

Links of Interest

Department of East Asian Studies

SILLC Global Award Fund

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