AKP students from consortium member colleges pay the comprehensive fees of their own schools. Non-consortium students are charged a comprehensive fee based on prevailing fees at consortium institutions.
Your comprehensive fee covers
- A partial transportation subsidy for airfare from the U.S. to Kyoto.
- Orientation accommodations at Kyoto Tower Hotel, introductions to the Kyoto Program Center and faculty, mini-tours of Kyoto, and a guided tour to your homestay led by Doshisha students.
- A Welcome Party to introduce you to your host family.
- Doshisha tuition and all Doshisha student fees.
- A homestay experience closely connected with the academic program. You will join your family daily for breakfast and dinner.
- A monthly lunch subsidy (including weekends) and commuting costs from your homestay to the Doshisha campus.
- Japanese National Health Insurance, liability insurance, and a Doshisha Student Co-Op Membership (for lunch and other services).
- Program-sponsored field trips in the fall and spring, numerous field trips connected with elective seminars, and program-sponsored day trips with host families.
- Special holiday gatherings and semester opening and closing parties.
- Student research, internship, and cultural activities grants to help you pursue independent research projects outside of the regular curriculum.
Airfare to Japan
All students will arrange for their own transportation from the United States to the Orientation Site in Kyoto in September or January.
The AKP will provide a transportation subsidy for students traveling to Japan. Students who enroll in the two-semester program will receive a subsidy of approximately $1700. Students who enroll in either the fall or spring semester program will receive a subsidy of approximately $850. All subsidies will be on a reimbursement basis only.
- The AKP will not cover ground transportation to gateway cities in the United States or ground transportation from an airport in Japan to Kyoto.
Cultural Activities Grant
The AKP provides a monthly cultural activity grant to help students enhance their Kyoto experience and to develop a stronger basis for their understanding of Japanese culture. The grant encourages students who actively look broadly to define and develop interesting areas of inquiry that may stretch their experiences to include research and travel that could lead to a strong undergraduate thesis on Japan.
Research and Internship Grants
AKP Research Grants will be normally awarded to two-semester students only. The money can be used in support of plans for a senior thesis, seminar paper, or an individual project of special interest to the student. Students will prepare a research proposal by the end of November in consultation with the AKP Resident Director and elective or language faculty. All research projects must be complete by the first week in April. The maximum available to any one student is 50,000 Yen, paid on a reimbursement basis.
AKP Internship Grants will be normally awarded to two-semester students only. The maximum amount available to any one student is 50,000 Yen, paid on a reimbursement basis.