Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan. The former home of the Emperor, Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years. This rich cultural history lives on through Kyoto’s people, food, shrines, temples, gardens, and festivals. Students will earn 3 to 6 units of CSU/UC transferable credits towards their degree while experiencing the beauty and uniqueness of Kyoto and the Kansai area. In addition to Kyoto’s cultural and historic charms, students will also have the opportunity to visit Nara and the nearby, neon-lit metropolis of Osaka.
Click here to view the Kyoto predeparture information meeting presentation.
Next Kyoto meeting on
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:40 p.m. in LH 103
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Funding Study Abroad workshop: February 23, 2018 at 2:40 p.m. in CI 159
Gilman Scholarship (deadline March 6, 2018): February 23, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. in CI 158
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Gilman scholarship guidance video.
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Why participate in study abroad?
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Depart the U.S.: Friday, June 29, 2018
Arrive in Kyoto: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Depart Kyoto: Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Program Costs / What is Included?
The AIFS program fee is $3,175.00 based on an enrollment of 20 or more participants.
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Why Choose This Program?
This program allows you to study in Kyoto, Japan while enrolled in Citrus College courses; the courses are UC and/or CSU transferable.
Study abroad is a transformative, life-altering experience that will broaden students understanding of themselves and the world. There are numerous tangible benefits for study abroad alumni including: increased self-confidence, improved GPA, lower unemployment rates, and higher starting salaries. Check out UC Merced's
What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students page for more information.
Application and Walk-through Video
Watch this seven-minute video about how to complete the application.
• April 5, 2018: Enrollment deposit deadline
• May 4, 2018: Entire balance is due
• June 2, 2018: Mandatory pre-departure meeting at 10 a.m. in LH 103
More Information or Questions?
Study Abroad Specialist, Citrus College
Phone (626) 914-8560
AIFS Refund Policy (email
firstname.lastname@example.org and provide withdrawal intent)
On or before Thursday, April 5, 2018: All fees paid less a $150 processing fee and any non-refundable deposits paid by the student or by AIFS on the student's behalf.
After Thursday, April 5, 2018, but on or before Friday, May 4, 2018: All fees paid less $450 plus any non-refundable deposits paid either by the student or by AIFS on the student's behalf.
After Friday, May 4, 2018: No refund, and the total program fee is due.
Once the program has begun: No refund, unless AIFS suspends the program.
Because of covered medical reasons: All fees paid less a $150 processing fee and $125 insurance premium.