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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KCP is a really great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about studying Japanese in Tokyo. Although intense the sense of achievement by the end of just two and a half months is huge.

—Yuna Murayama