CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Kyoto - Semester in Japan

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Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto has retained it’s position as the most important cultural city in the country, and it is home to an astonishing 17 UNESCO world heritage sites. Not only that, but 10 percent of the population of Kyoto is made up of... read more

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January 25, 2019 Kyoto Is Amazing
I learned how to speak more Japanese and I gained new friends. Also, I gained more knowledge of the world outside of the U.S. - Central Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Kyoto - Semester in Japan
January 22, 2019 Wish I Could Go Again
I was able to improve my Japanese proficiency as well as discovery a new passion for flower arrangement. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Central Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Kyoto - Semester in Japan
I gained a better understanding of the Japanese culture and language and just how beautiful they are. It was definitely worthwhile! - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 My Time In Kyoto
Aside from in improving my Japanese language skills, it also helped me with my people skills. I learned how to interact with people from all over the world. - Adrian College View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 Semester In Paradise!!
I learned independence! Before, I could never dream of speaking to locals in a language that I barely had a grasp on or getting on a plane to Hokkaido from Osaka by myself when I'm already in an unfamiliar country, but CIS and living internationally as a whole gave me the courage to do things I never imagined that I could do bef... - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth View Entire Review

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Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto has retained it’s position as the most important cultural city in the country, and it is home to an astonishing 17 UNESCO world heritage sites. Not only that, but 10 percent of the population of Kyoto is made up of college students, making for a very lively and dynamic city in a picturesque setting.

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Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language, Literature
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This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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