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
- Round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Japan.
- A four-day orientation, with accommodations at Kyoto Tower Hotel, including 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 Banquet to celebrate your move from the hotel to your host family's house.
- Doshisha tuition and all Doshisha student fees.
- An eight-month homestay experience closely connected with the academic program. You will join your family daily for breakfast and dinner.
- Lunch subsidy and all 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).
- Two program-wide field trips per year, numerous field trips connected with elective seminars and language practica, and program-sponsored day trips with host families.
- Special holiday gatherings, semester closing and opening parties, a Farewell Banquet, and a Program Ending Seminar at the end of April.
- Generous student research, internship, and cultural activities grants to help you pursue independent research projects outside of the regular curriculum.
Research and Internship Grants
AKP Research Grants are available to students for the purpose of taking advantage of their presence in Japan to develop a research project. The money can be used in support of plans for a senior thesis (seminar paper or project), or an individual project of special interest to the student. In most cases it will be used to acquire materials (books, maps, museum catalogues, etc.) or to make research trips. A student may also apply for an approved internship. The maximum amount available to any one student is 50,000 Yen, paid on a reimbursement basis.
Cultural Activities Grant
The AKP also provides a grant to AKP participants to seek ways to enhance their Kyoto experience and to develop a stronger basis for their understanding of Japanese culture. It will encourage 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. The grant will provide students with a monthly allowance for these activities.