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The Associated Kyoto Program, better known as AKP, 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 and 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.

Come find out why AKP will be a good fit for your study abroad journey.

A Day in the Life

Interested in the day-to-day life of an AKP student? Visit one of our blogs to see what the students are up to this week!

"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
"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
"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