Offered every Fall Semester
The Japan Study Group has been an option for Colgate students since the early 1970s. Accompanied by a Colgate faculty member, students spend about four months (August to December) in Kyoto, Japan living with Japanese families and studying Japanese culture and social structure. Preparation for the study group includes two terms of Japanese language and CORE 167, Japan (formerly GNED 206). Students continue their study of the language in Japan and complete one course in a subject of the director's choosing and one focusing on the village life in Japan. Study tours take the group to two villages: Sonobe, which is near Kyoto, and a village on Ogasawara Islands, 500 miles south of the main islands of Japan.
Below you will find a visual scrapbook of the Study Group. Click on any of the pictures to get a close up look!
View of the many temples that dots the landscape of Kyoto
Colgate students from the Japan study group visit a park in Kyoto
The famous Golden Pavilion
Nara which houses the Great Buddha