Program: Harvard Summer School in Kyoto at Doshisha University

We invite you to take part in Harvard Summer School’s 8-week program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Students enroll in 2 courses: Professor Mikael Adolphson’s course, “Japan: Tradition and Transformation,” which explores the nation’s tumultuous move to modernity. Professor Mary Brinton’s course, “Inequality and Society in Contemporary Japan,” examines issues of equality and inequality in Japanese society, tracing the experience of Japan since the ‘end’ of strong economic growth in the late 1980s. Students reside with local families where they have a prime opportunity to experience the Japanese way of life. In addition, field trips coincide seamlessly with coursework, linking the classroom with the surrounding city. Non-credit Japanese language instruction with Doshisha staff is provided for students with no previous exposure to the Japanese language.

For detailed information on the program and application instructions please visit:

* Students must be at least 18 years old, have completed at least 1 year of college or be a first-year student, and be in good academic standing to apply
* Application deadline: January 29, 2015
* Dates: June 7 to August 1, 2015
* Cost: $7,750 and includes the following:
– Tuition
– Room and some meals
– All scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities

In addition to the program fee, students are responsible for:
– A health insurance fee (waived if students have US insurance that
provides coverage outside the United States)
– Transportation to and from Kyoto
– The cost of passports and visas (if the latter is needed)
– Any immunizations

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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