Kyoto, the most famous historic Japanese city and the ancient capital, has been selected as one of the world’s top 3 cities to visit. Kyoto was the prosperous capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until 1869 when the capital was moved to Tokyo. Even nowadays Kyoto's abundant culture, tradition and history continues to attract people.
Because Kyoto is the center of Japanese culture, you can feel the authentic traditional culture that emanates from the old buildings, like temples and shrines, that fulfill the street.
A long stay in Kyoto will allow students to enjoy the harmony of the authentic traditional culture and the seasons. ISI is planning to make full use of the resources offered by the beautiful city of Kyoto so both short-term and long-term students will enjoy their time as much as possible.
Thanks to the small class size of maximum 15 students, you can feel very close to the teachers while interacting smoothly in a relaxed atmosphere. It also allows students to talk in class more frequently.
Even at the beginner's level class you can enroll every month so you can start your learning process as soon as possible. If you have already studied Japanese you can enroll every week.
There are many temples and old buildings in the surroundings of the school so you can walk to popular touristic spots. During lessons you can also learn about Japanese culture such as tea ceremony, zen meditation, etc. while experimenting them.
For students who wish to go to higher education in Japan, this course aims to develop Japanese language skills required for passing the university or college entrance examinations in Japan. Full support for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), entrance exam, interview preparation and personal counseling is provided. (20 lessons a week, 20 students per class.)
For students who wish to enhance overall Japanese skills … A variety of selective classes are offered from the elementary level
You can deepen your understanding of Japanese culture and other countries’ through Japanese culture experience.
Preparation lessons for the JLPT: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and listening.
Centered in oral expression ability by talking about the cultural experiences in Japanese.
Learn Japanese Language and Culture, and experience Life in Japan!
You can choose what to learn depending on your purpose, and you can arrange freely the dates, times and number of lessons.
・Living together with students from all over the world
・Staff resides in the dormitory for more safety
・Meals not included
・Commuting time: 20 mins on foot - 40 mins by train
・Living with Japanese families
・Learning Japanese customs and lifestyle
・2 meals included (breakfast and dinner)
・Maximum period of stay of 12 weeks
・Commuting time: 40 mins - 1h by public transportation
Kyoto Campus will offer two courses to suit your learning objectives and the length of your stay.
Learning Japanese in Kyoto gives you more opportunities to feel and experience the authentic Japanese culture. ISI will take advantage of this rich environment to include traditional activities such as tea ceremony, zen meditation and handicraft into the General Japanese Course.
For those advanced students who wish to enrol in higher education in Japan, we also offer courses for learning academic Japanese language.