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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Housing Option: Homestay, On-Campus Housing/Residential Hall
Area of Study/Major: Japanese Language, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Description:

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Japan: KCP International Language Institute, Tokyo


Founded in 1983, KCP International, located in Tokyo, Japan, is recognized as a leader in Japanese language education. It is well known for its Japanese language and cultural immersion. KCP serves about nine hundred students per year. All instruction is in Japanese, but English-speaking staff provide extensive language support, including special tutorials, for US students as they learn the Japanese language. Semester students enroll in twelve credit hours of Japanese language. KCP offers cultural immersion through lectures and organized excursions. The Civilization and Culture course, taught in English, includes lectures that lay the groundwork in topics like Japanese classical entertainment, customs and lifestyles, business and economics, politics, history, and religion. Visits include trips to Kamakura, the Asakusa Temple, Nikko, the Edo-Tokyo museum, and Kabuki and Banraku theaters. In addition to Japanese culture and civilization classes, all KCP students can participate in optional activities such as the tea ceremony, anime, manga drawing, and many more.


KCP is located in Shinjuku, the business, entertainment, and shopping center of Tokyo. It is a fifteen minute walk from the Shinjuku Gyoenmae subway station.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

To apply for this program, please visit for an application. You must make an appointment with the study abroad advisor to review your application prior to submission. Appointments can be made by calling the Center for International Education and Programs at 847-214-7809.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 11/15/2022 TBA TBA