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 anytime.
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 and experience Japanese culture such as tea ceremony, zen meditation, etc. in wonderful Kyoto!
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.)
This course is aimed at improving the overall Japanese level, and it can be taken from the beginner level.
You can deepen your understanding of Japanese culture and other countries’ through Japanese culture experience.
Classes will be taught around the weekly Japanese cultural experiences. By experiencing Japanese culture you can also reconsider your own culture and other countries’ while discussing it with your classmates. Therefore, you can learn about different cultures and deepen your understanding on them.
You will also have an opportunity to speak and write using your knowledge and experiences you have gained in and outside of the class.
ISI Summer Course focuses on improving Japanese communication skills in a short period of time while enjoying Japanese culture by studying at the level class that suits you better and using what you learned in class during the activities. Let’s make a lot of memories with friends from all over the world! We are waiting for you with a wide variety of contents.
・Living together with students from all over the world
・Staff resides in the dormitory for more safety
・Meals not included
・Commuting time: 10 - 40 minutes 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 experiences such as tea ceremony, zen meditation and handicraft into the General Japanese Course so you learn Japanese through these cultural experiences.
For those advanced students who wish to enroll in higher education in Japan, we also offer courses for learning academic Japanese language.