2020-21 Academic Calendar

All dates and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2020

31 (M)
Fall students depart USA
1 (T)
Students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace

2-4 (W-F)
Convocation and Orientation

4 (F)
Welcome Party at Kyoto Garden Palace

7 (M)
Classes start

Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop, 11:15 – 12:15

7-9 (M-W)
Japanese Review Days

10 (TH)
Japanese Placement Test

11 (F)
Japanese Oral Exam in AM

Disaster Prevention Center, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

14 (M)
End of drop/add period

18 (F)
Thank You Lunch for Doshisha volunteer students, 12:00-1:30 pm

21 (M)
Respect for the Aged Day, No classes

22 (T)
Autumn Equinox Day, Class day
7-9 (W-F)
Fall field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima)
2-6 (M-F)
Fall Break

3 (T)
Culture Day

9-13 (M-F)
Spring Registration

23 (M)
Labor Thanksgiving Day, No classes

26-28 (TH-ST)
Eve Festival, Class days on 26 & 27

29 (S)
Doshisha Eve Day
9-11 (W-F)
Elective class finals

11 (F)
Last day of classes

14-15 (M-T)
Japanese final exams

15 (T)
End of Semester get together

16-17 (W-TH)
Free Days

18 (F)
Program ends. Leave homestay

25 (F)
Office closed for holidays

Spring 2021

4 (M)
Spring students depart USA

5 (T)
Office opens. Spring-only students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel

6 (W)
General Orientation

Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop

7 (TH)
HS orientation in AM & Commuting practice in PM

8 (F)
Japanese Placement Test in AM, Campus Tour in PM

New Year’s Party at Kyoto Garden Palace

11 (M)
Coming of Age Day, No classes

12 (T)
Classes Start

Japanese Oral Exam

15 (F)
Disaster Prevention Center, 1:30-4:00 pm

19 (T)
End of drop/add period
11-12 (TH-F)
February Break

23 (T)
Emperor’s Birthday, No classes
3-5 (W-F)
Spring field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima) for Spring students

20 (ST)
Vernal Equinox Day
12-13 (M-T)
Elective class finals

13 (T)
Last day of classes

14 (W)
Japanese final exams

15 (TH)
End of semester get together

16 (F)
Closing Ceremony at Kyoto Garden Palace

17-20 (ST-T)
Free days

21 (W)
Program ends, leave homestay