Overseas Universities with their Study Abroad Program Base at Doshisha
Study Abroad Program Base
There are five research centers belonging to renowned overseas partner universities on the Imadegawa Campus, each of which has been set up as a research base for Japanese studies and Japanese language programs. International students from those universities are studying in individual programs as students of the Center for Japanese Language and Culture and all enjoy full access to the facilities of Doshisha University.
AKP Doshisha University International Students’ Center (AKP)
The AKP Center at Doshisha University accepts about 45 students every year from 13 AKP consortium colleges and universities that are highly regarded for their liberal arts programs, and other instuitutions in the United States. The AKP has been promoting study programs in Kyoto for college students since 1972.
The AKP consortium universities are:
Amherst College, Bates College, Bucknell University, Carleton College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Smith College, Wesleyan University, Whitman College and Williams College.
Tübingen Center for Japanese Studies at Doshisha University (TCJS)
Tübingen Center for Japanese Studies at Doshisha University is a base for Japanese studies of Tübingen University in Germany. It is one of the country’s most prestigious universities and was attended by the likes of the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. The center accepts about 25 students from the university each spring and autumn.
Stanford Japan Center (SJC)
The SJC provides a program for undergraduate students of Stanford University wishing to study in Japan. The center accepts about 35 students from Stanford University every year.
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)
Established in 1989, the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) is a consortium of 13 American universities that provides a one-year study abroad program for Japanese language and cultural studies.
The participating universities are:
Boston University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Chicago, Emory University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University and the University of Virginia.
International students who participate in the program have more than two years’ experience of learning Japanese prior to coming to Japan, demonstrating a strong commitment and deep interest in the Japanese language and culture.
Study Abroad Program Base
AKP Doshisha University International Students’ Center
Tübingen Center for Japanese Studies at Doshisha University
Stanford Japan Center
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies