Class trips were always good team building experiences.

Steven from 2012

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

Class trips were always good team building experiences. In my class, with so many students whose native language I don't understand, class trips were fun opportunities to chat with fellow students in Japanese and get to know them better. I feel this then made class time more productive because we felt comfortable with each other and were better able to offer support when needed.

What were your goals in attending the KCP program?

I'm not here for a grade, so all I wanted to do was get better at Japanese.

Did you participate in the Japanese Culture and Civilization Course?


Overall, how would you rate your instructor’s teaching of this course?


What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

The perspectives of people who grew up in Japan were very interesting.

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I wanted to be in a major city in Japan and learn Japanese, and this program had good reviews online in addition to being affiliated with several universities that I knew of. There was also a decent amount of information available online from non-official sources, which gave me good information on living arrangements and general life as a student.

—Steffan Achtmann