Connecticut College is a charter member of the consortium that administers the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP), a year-long study program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. AKP students take intensive Japanese language classes and two courses taught in English each semester. Credit equivalent to a full course load at Connecticut College transfers automatically, and students who receive financial aid from College can apply it to their year at AKP. All AKP students are placed in home stay with Japanese families who live within commuting distance to the Doshisha campus.

All students returning from a Japanese language program outside of the college (except AKP) are required to take an oral and written placement test to gain academic credit and/or place into the appropriate level of our program.

Information on AKP and on many other study abroad opportunities in Japan:

Associated Kyoto Program

Nanzan University

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies

The Japanese School at Middlebury College

Hokkaido International Foundation Summer Program

Princeton in Ishikawa Summer Program

Sophia University