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

Anna from 2013

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

I enjoyed traveling outside of Tokyo for a weekend because I was able to catch a glimpse of life outside of the city.

What were your goals in attending the KCP program?

To improve my knowledge and to learn how to correctly use the Japanese language.

What activities or materials did you find most helpful (e.g., pair work, drill practice, tests, small group sessions, textbooks, games)?

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

Where did you reside over the course of this program?


Where did you live?

Azeria Kasai

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

My room was a bit bigger than I though it would be, and the food arrangements were very convenient. Shiraishi-san is very nice and helpful and was very open to chatting with those of us living here. I had no problems while living here.

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

If you live far away from the school, consider doing your homework in the student lounge after class prior to returning home. This way you won't have to worry about doing your homework after the long commute home. In addition, this ensures that you will have your homework done before class the next day.

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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