Make sure to make as many friends as possible. Working together is easier than working alone.

Kevin from Summer Short 2019

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

The trip to the TEPIA technology gallery was the most fun because I am studying computer science. I was very fortunate to be able to see advanced technology and practice some coding.

What were the most productive and interesting aspects of the program for you? The least interesting and productive?

The most productive aspects of the program where whenever we were asked to come up with more questions for one speaker to answer based on what they already answered. It helped us build our conversational skills and make connections between different concepts.

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

I found small groups and games to be the most helpful along with the KCP homework notebook.

Anything you especially liked in the living arrangements? Any problems you experienced?

I liked having my own room in a quiet town away from the busy cities.

What dorm did you live in or host family did you live with?

I lived in the Tanashi II dorm.

Any comments or tips for prospective/new KCP students?

Make sure to make as many friends as possible. Working together is easier than working alone.

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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