Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Located in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, the Study in Kyoto Program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Japanese language and culture in the historical and cultural center of Japan.

As of September 2003, the One Year Program, which was established in 1988, has been updated and renamed the "Study in Kyoto Program". The program continues to offer a flexible system of Japanese language study and cultural exploration for students currently enrolled in colleges or universities with an upper elementary level of level of Japanese language proficiency. Applicants are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 200 hours of Japanese language study covering the first half of an elementary course and are expected to have mastered Hiragana, Katakana, and TE-form verbs. Students whould also have knowledge of approximately 100 Kanji characters and 800 words.

The core of the program consists of intermediate level Japanese language courses. Participants are also encouraged to take courses within the special curriculum established for international students studying for a regular four-year degree, as well as regular undergraduate courses based on language proficiency of the individual student.

For more information, visit the website at: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/index.htm.