Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan.


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I chose this program because of its well-favored reviews on various sites as well as the intensity provided by the classes. I looked for a challenge and KCP certainly provided that for me.

—Derrick Lieu

I was surprised by how much I LOOKED FORWARD to class every day. Just sign up for it. The earlier the better. This was the best decision I made in my learning of Japanese.

—Grant Willey


Get a better picture of KCP students on various learning adventures; from classroom activities to visits to historical sites. Also, get a glimpse of the dorm/homestay life, and the KCP campus and neighborhood.

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Finding your way around Japan and the KCP neighborhood is much easier with a map. For your convenience, here are some to help guide you as you travel. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of the KCP building — a great introduction to our learning space.

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KCP Neighborhood

Student Posts

Read the writings of KCP students who share their travels, learnings and everything else from their stay in Japan.

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4.7 stars based on 474 reviews   View All

The most productive aspect of the program was the fact that the teacher spoke nothing but Japanese. This seriously helped my listening skills, which was something I had a lot of trouble with.

Kayla from Summer Short 2016

The walking trip we took around Shinjuku was very fun and really helped me feel more comfortable walking around the city on my own. I wasn’t used to big cities, so I feel without this initial guided tour, I wouldn’t have been as confident in my solo explorations.

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Homework was also very helpful as I was able to discover my weak spots.

Anna from 2013

I found pair work and small groups sessions to be most helpful as I was forced to actually speak in Japanese with others and to learn how to listen to and understand what they were saying.

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