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    CIEE High School Summer in Kyoto, Japan: Japanese

    CIEE High School Summer in Kyoto, Japan: Japanese


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Japan
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Japanese
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Take part in a traditional tea ceremony and Taiko drumming. Learn the art of making sushi, soba noodles or wagashi sweets. This immersive experience is all about soaking up the centuries-old Japanese customs and culture all around you. For a taste of the here-and-now, you can still find popular shopping districts, video-gaming arcades and sidewalk vending machines selling unique products (from socks to pizza slices!) to round out the experience.

    You will spend most mornings in Japanese language classes with native instructors, improving your skills and confidence no matter your level of proficiency. Creative cooking, calligraphy and haiku/tanka poetry workshops mix things up.

    Afternoons are for cultural exploration and practicing your language skills in real life: on the streets, in cafes, and on expert-guided excursions to temples, shrines, palaces, museums, and more.

    For a fully immersive experience, you will be placed in a homestay with a Japanese family where you can join in the daily routines and learn first-hand about local customs. Together you will prepare and share traditional meals, go shopping in markets, visit local sites or just hang out. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that opens your eyes, ears and access to the world, and one you will never forget.