The Associated Kyoto Program is designed for those who don’t just want to study in Japan—they want to live in it. From rich elective courses taught by distinguished faculty to weekly practica on Japanese culture; from eye-opening field trips around Kyoto to the comfort of a host family’s house, every part of the AKP experience is designed to allow you to live in Japan not as merely a traveler, but as an insider. Click here to apply to AKP!
"I used my Cultural Activities Grant mostly to pay for dance classes, as well as to go to the occasional temple. I think being able to enter the dance community here in Japan has really helped me to settle in, and feel that I am a part of something here."
- Celia Langford (Whitman College), 2017-18 AKPer
"I think I have become more independent and confident to travel alone while on AKP. I used to be afraid to go on a trip by myself, especially in a foreign country, but as my language skills have improved I have gained more confidence, and realized that I am capable of a lot more than I once thought."
- Eva Olson (Smith College), 2017-18 AKPer
"My host parents don't speak English, so living with them has really helped me improve. It was hard to communicate well at first, but we understood each other, and my Japanese improved rapidly after the first week!"
- Andrew Nguy (Pomona College), Fall 2017 AKPer

We’re Moving!


The AKP U.S. Office is moving! You may now find us at:

Coleman Hall 102
Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Our phone number and email contact information will remain the same.

AKP Student Featured in Doshisha Magazine

2016-17 AKPer Walter Pugil (Carleton College) has been featured in Doshisha’s student magazine! Click on the thumbnail to read the full article about Walter’s experience in Kyoto:

Deadline Extended!

Wish you were here? Apply to AKP now!
[2016 AKP students on the Kamogawa]

There’s still time to apply to AKP for 2017-18! For more information on how to apply, visit our application website!