KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)

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The KIIS summer program in Japan offers students an opportunity to discover one of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic nations. A sublime blend of tradition and technology, Japan seamlessly fuses modern art and ultra-high-speed railways wit... read more

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Rode subway and bus for the first time. Learned about the rich historic and religious culture of Japan. Ate new and unusual foods. Absolutely worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Japan and about myself. It was so worth it. - Berea College View Entire Review
August 16, 2018 Kiis Japan Summer 2018
I have always wanted to travel, but had never really been outside of the United States, so this trip made me realize that travelling is even more worthwhile when you're so immersed in learning about the culture and language of the place you're travelling to rather than just being a brief tourist and missing out on the aspects of... - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained friends and a new found love for Japan that I'd never experienced before, and a family on the other side of the pacific. - Berea College View Entire Review
August 17, 2017 Japan Is Amazing.
I learned about how there is more to the world than Appalachia, which was very reassuring. - Berea College View Entire Review
September 29, 2016 The Best Scare Of My Life
I learned a lot more Japanese language skills, social skills, and I figured out about where I want to live in Japan. I learned some of what to expect and that I can eat the food without having to worry too much about my allergies! - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
September 09, 2016 Japan: A Trip Too Short
I have learned that even though cultural norms may be different here and there, people will always just be humans. I never truly understood this until I felt it while abroad. - Berea College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I gained so much! I feel as though I am better able to analyze my own culture now that I have experienced another's. - Berea College View Entire Review
Customs is very annoying in America and America is overly paranoid to the point of being ridiculous. - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained a new desire to learn more about the world around me and its similarities as well as new friends and knowledge of a different culture. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
I gained a new perspective on my self and my ability to adapt. i tested my self in lots of ways, but nothing beats china. I was worth everything. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
I gained a lot of confidence, maturity, and communication skills. I loved the experience. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned about temples, the language and a lot about myself. It was worth both my time and my money. - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained valuable insight on the cultural and political environment of Japan. It was a very rewarding experience. - Berea College View Entire Review
August 24, 2018 Amazing
So much... - Berea College View Entire Review
We have more things in common than we think. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
I got to live somewhat as a Japanese person and not feel so much like a tourist. I got to see amazing places such as temples and cities. I made wonderful friends and I consider my host family part of my family now. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
January 11, 2017 The Wayfaring Stranger
From the courses I took I gained a broad knowledge about the historical and social context pertaining to gender roles and religion and spirituality in Japan. I experienced first hand family relationships and gleaned much from living with a host family for a week. And as an American traveling to a different country I learned much... - Berea College View Entire Review
September 14, 2016 Never Going To Regret
I gained a cultural outlook, and understanding that I could have never received staying at home. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
I have been abroad before so I was comfortable traveling to another country, but this was my first time to this country and I enjoyed my time there more than I expected. I know I will be back again, either to live or just visit. - Berea College View Entire Review
September 15, 2015 Amazing And Tiring.
I gained more skill in the Japanese language. I would say it was very worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
September 15, 2015 Kiis Japan
I learned and practice Japanese a lot during this program. I really enjoyed traveling to various cities, and trying the local foods. It was really fun, and worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
September 14, 2015 Nihon!!!!!
I learned I can do many things on my own. I still have to watch out and have help from others. I feel like I have grown up a bit from this trip. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with KIIS: Traveling - Experience Japan (Summer)
I learned about a whole new culture where they are more into peace with others and about a religion that is not Christianity. I would suggest to everyone to visit Japan at least once. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned that it is better to immerse yourself in another culture when given the opportunity. I learned so much about Japan while I was there, as opposed to reading a book. The locals will always know more than what a book or magazine describes. Overall, I would come back and live there if I could. - Berea College View Entire Review

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The KIIS summer program in Japan offers students an opportunity to discover one of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic nations. A sublime blend of tradition and technology, Japan seamlessly fuses modern art and ultra-high-speed railways with ancient temples and shrines.

Please note: No Japanese is required for this program (all instruction is in English, with the exception of the optional, lower-intermediate Japanese-language course). Prospective students should be aware that the Japan program is a bit more strenuous than some overseas programs. One should be prepared to 1) walk all-day-long during the program excursions and the full-week Shinkansen trip; 2) carry your own luggage during the full-week Shinkansen trip; 3) ride on crowded trains and buses without being able to sit; 4) walk on extremely crowded streets; and 4) protect oneself in the variable weather (from cold to hot and from rain to sunny) by always carrying an umbrella and/or water and a hat.


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