In alternating years in April and May, Langara College offers an opportunity for students to get first-hand experience of the Japanese language and culture through the Buddhism in Japan external studies program. Students complete a credit course in April and May and travel to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, in the following month. They follow the ancient pilgrimage route of Buddhist temples on the island of Shikoku and visit the great Shingon monastery of Mount Koya while spending most nights as guests at the various Buddhist temples along the way.

To learn more, see External Studies.