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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Univ. of Idaho applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Culture Studies, Economics, Japanese, Literature, Political Science, Theater
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese City Size: Over 1 million
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Support: Medium Housing Options: Dormitory
Class Eligibility: 01-Freshman, 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: All language levels, No language prerequisite Available to Non-UI Students: Yes
Program Description:
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Additional Academic Information
 
Japanese Experience Program In Kyoto (JEP Kyoto):
  • 11 Credits of Japanese Language
  • Elective Courses Offered in English & Japanese
    • Japanese Religion
    • Japanese Culture Courses
    • Japanese History & Literature
    • Japanese Law & Politics
    • Japanese Science & Technology
    • Education in Japan
    • Japanese Martial & Performing Arts
Coursework can be used for the UI Global Justice Certificate
 
UI Global Justice Certificate Program
UI students can use coursework from RU toward completion of the UI Global Justice Certificate.  The Global Justice Certificate provides the opportunity for students to combine study abroad with the study of global ethics, justice, and cultural relations.  The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours, 11 of which are elective credits.  Elective credits can be earned at RU in approved coursework or through a service-learning internship.  The city of Kyoto also has a Museum of World Peace that can serve as an excellent resource to students interested in global justice. 

 
About Ryukoku University
Ryukoku University (RU) is a private university with 19,000 students and is the oldest Buddhist university in Japan .  RU has  two campuses, one in Kyoto called Fukakusa and one in Otsu, Shiga called Seta.  The Japanese Experience Program (JEP) program is offered on the Fukakusa campus. RU’s main campus, Fukakusa, has a beautiful building that serves as an auditorium and space for graduation ceremonies as well as a place for daily Buddhist services. The Japan and Asian Studies Program (JAS) program is offered on the Seta campus, a beautiful campus established in 1996. It is located near Lake Biwa and about a 30-minute train ride from downtown Kyoto. The JAS offers students with little or no Japanese language skills the opportunity to study Japanese and Asian culture, politics, and society over one to two semesters. UI students can use coursework from RU toward completion of the UI Certificate in Global Justice. The Certificate in Global Justice provides the opportunity for students to combine study abroad with the study of global ethics, justice, and cultural relations. The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours, 11 of which are elective credits. Elective credits can be earned at RU in approved coursework or through a service-learning internship. The city of Kyoto also has a Museum of World Peace that can serve as an excellent resource to students interested in global justice.

About Japan
Japan is a country where East meets West, where a traditional lifestyle steeped in ritual and ceremony somehow finds a happy medium with rampant commercialism and industrialization. The Japanese love to do things as a group, whether it’s decision-making or going for an outing into the countryside. Rice and seafood are important staples in the Japanese diet, and the Tokyo fish market is the largest in the world. Slippers are worn in Japanese houses, and most Japanese sleep on futons that are laid out on tatami mats (woven floor panels).

The Japanese fascination with technology has led them to become one of the world’s leading exporters of electronics and automobiles. Since they have very few natural resources and import half of their food, they have developed progressive recycling programs. Japan has the second largest economy in the world and some of the largest banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies. They are a very service oriented society, and their economic success has, in part, been due to their focus on quality. The Japanese have one of the highest standards of living. 

Fine arts in Japan were heavily influenced by China. Japan produces some of the finest porcelain in the world, and their strong sense of aesthetics can be found in everything from their meticulously organized courtyard gardens to their knack for creating products that are pleasing to the eye. 

Japanese Educational System
The typical Japanese university calendar runs from April to July and from October to March. However, foreign students may be able to take advantage of a shortened fall semester calendar, allowing them to finish up by the Christmas holidays. Grading is often done on the following scale: 100-80% excellent,
79-70% good, 69-60% passing, 59- 0% failure.


2021-2022 Program Fee (includes tuition & room only)
One Semester: $7,800
Academic Year: $15,300

  



UI Fees Charged Upon Application
Application Fee: $150
Program Deposit: $200 - this is a deposit that goes toward your program fee

UI Priority Application Deadlines
Fall & Academic Year: April 1
Spring: October 15
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 12/31/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.