Being surrounded by classmates from different countries was a very productive aspect of the program

Talisa from Summer Short 2017

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

I thought the trip to Yamanashi Prefecture was a great learning experience because we got to see the Japanese countryside, something I would not have experienced on my own.

Why did you select this program?

because of its good reviews, intense curriculum, and location

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

Drilling sentence patterns and tones

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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