Learn Japanese in Kyoto

Location: Japan: Kyoto

Term: Summer, Spring, Fall, Academic Year

Dates: Academic Term & Summer

The National Registration Center for Study Abroad


PO Box 1393 Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States

Call Us

Phone: 414 278 0631

Fax: 414 271 8884


The NRCSA Center in Kyoto has been teaching the Japanese language to foreigners since its establishment in 1969. Students come to study from all over the world with a variety of goals. Many of them have taken what they have learned, and applied it in areas such as business and research, while many others have gone on to continue their education at colleges, universities, graduate schools and research centers all over Japan.

In keeping with Japan's dedication to education (current literacy rate is 99%), the center offers a library that provides books and cassette tapes for self-study. In addition, it provides a lounge which is used as a communication space for students.

All teaching staff meet the requirements of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, an association aimed at improving the quality of Japanese language institutions by training school personnel and granting approval to those who meet the standards.

The center was recognized as an accredited school by the immigration Department of the Ministry of Justice in 1981, and as an intermediary for immigration-related procedures in 1987. In 1989, the same year as the establishment of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, Kyoto Center received certification as an educational institution for Japanese language.


1) Japanese Student Visas Allow Students to Work
2) Very Intensive Program

  • Japanese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Japanese

Cost in US$:

Cost varies depending on number of weeks and lessons per week. Please contact NRCSA for details.

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Japanese Classes Include:
-- All Registration Fees
-- Course Materials
-- 20 (or more) Group Lessons per week
-- Small Class Sizes (average class size is 3-8 students)
-- Qualified & experienced educators
-- Cultural Study Program integrated into classes
-- Internet Access at the school
- Academic Assessments Includes:
-- Placement Test to ensure exact placement for oral and written Spanish
-- Ongoing Assessments to ensure you are always at the appropriate level
-- Onsite Academic Director to answer any question on your placement
- Cultural Activities Includes:
-- Orientation covering area, safety
-- Walking City Tour after first day of classes
-- Afternoon Cultural Activities (2-3 activities during the week included)
-- Local Coordinator to arrange excursions* or other outings
- Insurance Emergency & Medical Includes:
-- $25,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation
-- $10,000 Accident/Sickness
-- $ 5,000 Emergency Reunion
-- $ 7,500 Repatriation
-- $ 5,000 General AD&D
-- 24 Hour Emergency Hotline - Call collect from anywhere in the world

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Other

Participants Travel to Japan

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
3 business days
The National Registration Center for Study Abroad's Mission Statement

To improve international understanding through educational exchanges. NRCSA welcomes participants of all ages, nationalities, and occupations.

Year Founded