Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: Columbia University
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies is designed for students seeking to do advanced work in Japanese language and Japanese studies. The program helps students strengthen their Japanese skills by providing intensive language training and through regular interactions with host families and the local community. Understanding of Japanese society and culture is enhanced by the integration of the historical and cultural resources of Kyoto into the academic curriculum and student life. Not only does KCJS examine the significance of Kyoto's past but it also explores its present as well as Japan's place in today's global world.
Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in good academic and disciplinary standing; minimum 3.0 average language and cumulative GPA.
Fall semester and full year students must have 1 year or equivalent of college-level Japanese; Spring semester must have 1.5 years of the equivalent of college-level Japanese.
4 to 6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Homestays or apartments: most students choose to live with a Japanese family to enhance their language skills and insights into the society as well as for the personal support. Students choosing the apartment option must make a special effort to get involved in Japanese society and student life. This work best for those who are very independent or already have considerable experience living in Japan.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) program through Columbia University, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to the the KCJS program, you may be required to pay a deposit directly to Columbia to confirm your participation on the program. The deposit is your responsibility to pay; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your complete KCJS program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program's materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
If you receive an invoice from Columbia that includes your tuition, housing/program fee, or transcript, you should not pay it; please forward it to Krista Bethel. Northwestern will pay Columbia directly for your program charges, which will be billed to you through your CAESAR account.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.