2020-21 Academic Calendar

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2020

31 (M)
Students depart USA
1 (T)
Students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace

2-4 (W-F)
Convocation and Orientation

4 (F)
Welcome Party at Kyoto Garden Palace, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

7 (M)
Classes start

Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop

7-9 (M-W)
Japanese Review Days

10 (TH)
Japanese Placement Test

11 (F)
Japanese Oral Exam in AM

Disaster Prevention Center 1:30 – 4:00 pm

14 (M)
End of drop/add period

18 (F)
Thank You Lunch for Doshisha volunteer students, 12:00-1:30 pm

21 (M)
Respect for the Aged Day, No classes

22 (T)
Autumn Equinox Day, Class day
7-9 (W-F)
Fall field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima)
2-6 (M-F)
Fall Break

3 (T)
Culture Day

9-13 (M-F)
Spring Registration

23 (M)
Labor Thanksgiving Day, No classes

26-28 (TH-ST)
Eve Festival, Class days on 26 & 27

29 (S)
Doshisha Eve Day
9-11 (W-F)
Elective class finals

11 (F)
Last day of classes

14-15 (M-T)
Japanese final exams

15 (T)
End of semester get together

16 (W)
Winter break starts

18 (F)
Program ends for Fall-only students, leave homestay

25 (W)
Office closed for holidays

Spring 2021

4 (M)
Spring-only students depart USA

5 (T)
Office opens, Spring-only students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel

6 (W)
Orientation for Spring-only students

Full-year and Spring-only students meet

Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop for Spring-only students

7 (TH)
Spring-only students: HS orientation in AM, Commuting practice in PM

8 (F)
Spring-only students: Language Placement Test in AM, Campus tour in PM

New Year’s Party

11 (M)
Coming of Age Day, No classes

12 (T)
Classes start

Japanese Oral Exam for Spring-only students

Japanese Class for Full-year students

14 (TH)
Regular Japanese classes start

15 (F)
Disaster Prevention Center for Spring-only students, 1:30-4:00 pm

19 (T)
End of drop/add period
4-5 (TH-F)
February Break

11 (TH)
National Foundation Day, Class Day

23 (T)
Emperor’s Birthday, No classes
3-5 (W-F)
Solo trips for Full-year students

Spring field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima) for Spring-only students

12 (F)
Solo trip presentations

20 (ST)
Vernal Equinox Day
12-13 (M-T)
Elective class finals

13 (T)
Last day of classes

14 (W)
Japanese final exams

15 (TH)
End of semester get together

16 (F)
Closing Ceremony at Kyoto Garden Palace

17-20 (ST-T)
Free days

21 (W)
Program ends, leave homestay