Costs

KCP is an affordable program.

Program Costs

While other Japanese language programs may cost between $12,000 and $17,000 per semester, the KCP program costs $7,000 or less—about half the cost! Academic credit and financial aid are available through Western Washington University. You should be able to apply federal and state financial aid to this program.

Students commend our program as both an excellent value and an effective learning experience.

Our goal is to make study in Japan possible for you.


KCP SEMESTER AND EXTENDED PROGRAMS

TERM COURSES ONLY COURSES WITH DORMITORY COURSES WITH HOMESTAY
Semester
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
$3,150 $6,950 $7,950
Extended
Semester
$6,300 $13,900 $14,900
Academic
Year
$9,450 $20,850 $21,850
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.

KCP SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS

 TERM COURSES ONLY COURSES WITH DORMITORY COURSES WITH HOMESTAY
Summer
Semester
$3,150 $6,950 $7,950
Summer
Short-Term
$2,950 $5,950 $6,950
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.

Direct Enroll option includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Over 200 hours of language instruction
  • Textbooks and supplementary material
  • Pre-departure packet
  • Detailed on-site orientation
  • Course on Japanese Culture and Society
  • Cultural activities and excursions (excluding some transportation costs)
  • Minor medical insurance

Dormitory or Homestay options include all that plus:

  • Pick-up at Narita Airport on your arrival date
  • Lodging: your choice of dorm room or homestay (homestay includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Transportation between lodging and school

Incidentals

  • Travel to and from Japan (as well as some culture class transportation) is not included. Airfare varies depending on season of travel. Typically, round-trip fares between the U.S. and Japan run $1,000 to $1,500.
  • The majority of dorms used by KCP feature amenities that give you all the comforts of home such as your own living space including a bathroom, kitchenette, sleeping and study area, and internet. They are all single occupancy. KCP will provide a list of value-oriented restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other eateries around each area. Dorms used by KCP will either have a cafeteria, or agreement with local university cafeteria allowing for easy meal service.  We recommend students budget $1,500 per semester for meals, and $1000 for our summer short term option.
  • For all meals and personal expenses, you should budget $1,500 to $2,500 per semester.
  • For extended or academic year terms, the homestay option is available for only the first semester.
  • Note: Host family availability is not guaranteed. If a student is not able to obtain a host family, they will be automatically switched to the dormitory option.

To gain academic credit for your study abroad, apply for the KCP program through Western Washington University. Usually, it is not difficult to arrange transfer credit toward U.S. degrees, since KCP courses are offered at recognized institutions. However, it is the responsibility of your home institution to approve the amount of credit to transfer. At the end of the program, every participant receives an official university transcript. Course descriptions are available to help evaluate transfer credit.

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Testimonials

Many people say that Suzuki-sensei is kowaii (tough), but I like her very much: she does not allow us to get away with being lazy, and she is very kind and patient when help is needed. She exudes strength and I respect her very much. I like her sense of humor.

—Erika Trnka

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