Students will arrange their own transportation to the Orientation Site in Kyoto in either September or January. AKP will provide an airfare travel subsidy of up to $850 for each semester that the student is resident on the program. Reimbursement is for direct travel to or from Japan. Stopovers may not exceed 24 hours. AKP will only reimburse in US dollars; tickets purchased with airline miles cannot be reimbursed. In order to process reimbursement requests students must forward their travel itineraries and provide an address of remittance to the US Office Program Administrator.
Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule
29 August Depart for Kyoto
30 August Arrive in Japan* and travel to Orientation Site in Kyoto
*Note that if you depart from the US on 29 Aug, you will arrive in Japan on 30 Aug in the evening around 5 PM.
31 August – 2 September Convocation and Orientation
Spring 2017 Orientation Schedule
4 January Arrive in Japan* and travel to Orientation Site in Kyoto
*Note carefully your departure and arrival times.
5–7 January General orientation for new students, New Year’s Party
Students will stay with their host families through the end of the program, but students who decide to remain in Japan MUST inform the AKP of their plans and know that they will be responsible for their own accommodations after the program end date.