The overnight trip was extremely fascinating.

Jennifer from 2013

Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

The overnight trip was extremely fascinating, informational, and a good way to unwind from classes for a weekend. I was able to experience a small bit of more traditional Japanese culture and see the large difference of Japan's geography from America's (the narrow and windy roads, mountains, types of trees, etc.).

Why did you select this program?

After being introduced to the program from a friend, I believed that a school that is only focused on learning the Japanese language would be the best way to learn compared to attending a college.

Where did you reside over the course of this program?


Where did you live?

Azalea Kasai

Were you pleased with the general living arrangements? Anything you especially liked? Any problems you experienced?

The whole apartment complex is phenomenal. Even though I originally signed up for homestay, I'm really glad I was put in this dormitory. It has a homestay feel to it because the dormitory manager is extremely helpful and interesting to talk to. The meals here are also extremely delicious and worth the price paid for it. The only inconvenient thing is the commute, but it's worth it to live in such a beautiful and interesting place.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

If you have taken Japanese before starting at KCP, be sure to review everything a lot before you arrive and take the placement test.

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Because I am a huge fan of research and spreadsheets, I created an excel worksheet comparing numerous Japanese study abroad programs by cost, housing, length of study, and many other comparison points. Overall, KCP came out superior based on the amount of things that you get for the price. After completing the program, I can say choosing KCP was a perfect decision. KCP is a real school — professional teachers, strict grading systems, textbooks – the whole package. KCP proved to be much more than I expected – the classes are tough, but it taught me how to work harder, build a work ethic, and I am coming out with many rich experiences thanks to KCP. This school truly prepares you for higher levels and entrance into Japanese colleges.

—Rachel Burch