2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2017 Aug 28 Students depart USA
29 Students arrive in Japan and travel to Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
Sep 30–1 Convocation and Orientation
1 Welcome Party Kyoto Garden Palace
4 Classes Start
5 Bicycle Workshop & Self-defense/Safety workshop 11:00 AM–12:15 PM
4–6 Japanese Language Review Days
7 Japanese Placement Test
8 Japanese Oral Exam in AM
Disaster Prevention Center 1:30–4:00 PM
11 Last day to change registration
18 敬老の日 NO CLASSES
22 Thank You Lunch for Doshisha Volunteer Students 12:00-1:30pm
23 秋分の日 NO CLASSES
Oct
4–6 Fall Field Trip Hiroshima-Miyajima-Himeji
9 体育の日 CLASS DAY
Nov 3 文化の日 NO CLASSES
6–10 FALL BREAK
15–17 Spring Course Registration Online
23 勤労感謝の日 CLASS DAY
26–28 Eve祭 CLASS DAYS
29 Doshisha Eve Day CLASS DAY
Dec 6–8 Elective class finals
8 Last day of classes
11–12 Japanese final exams
12 Semester ending get together
Personal affairs clean up day for fall-only students
13 WINTER BREAK BEGINS
17 Program ends for fall-semester students, leave homestay
23 天皇誕生日 AKP Kyoto Center closed for holiday
Spring 2018 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2018 Jan 3 Spring-Only Students Arrive in Japan
Stay at Kyoto Garden Palace until the 6th
4 Office Opens and General Orientation for New Students (NS)
Full year and Spring-only students meet (required for all students)
Bicycle & Self-defense/Safety Workshop
5 NS: HS Orientation in AM
Commuting practice in PM
6 Language Placement Test and Oral Exam for NS
Campus Tour for NS

1-3pm
New Year's Party 5-7pm Kyoto Garden Palace
8 成人の日 NO CLASSES
9 Classes Start
12 Disaster Prevention Center for NS 1:30-4pm
16 Last Day to Change Registration
Feb
8-11 FEBRUARY BREAK
12 建国記念日 NO CLASSES
Mar
7-9 Independently Planned Field Trip for Full-Year students
Spring Field Trip (Hiroshima-Miyajima-Himeji) for Spring-only students
16 一人旅 PRESENTATIONS
21 春分の日 CLASS DAY
Apr
9-10 Elective Class Finals
10 Last Day of Classes
11-12 Japanese Final Exams
13 Semester ending get together
14 Closing Ceremony 5-7:30pm Kyoto Garden Palace
15-18  FREE DAYS
19 Program Ends – Leave Homestay

(All dates are tentative and subject to change)

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