Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan.


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Frankly, it seemed like the best. The other programs I looked at were either heavily geared towards Chinese and Korean students or prohibitively expensive. Plus, KCP has a long history and a LOT of alumni who openly praise the program online — and I hope to be among them!

—Dylan Chapin

I found the textbook, tests, and homework to be most helpful. I learn best from reading and writing, so these exercises really helped me to understand and internalize the material.

—Shannon Welch


Get a better picture of KCP students on various learning adventures; from classroom activities to visits to historical sites. Also, get a glimpse of the dorm/homestay life, and the KCP campus and neighborhood.

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Finding your way around Japan and the KCP neighborhood is much easier with a map. For your convenience, here are some to help guide you as you travel. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of the KCP building — a great introduction to our learning space.

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KCP Neighborhood

Student Posts

Read the writings of KCP students who share their travels, learnings and everything else from their stay in Japan.

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4.7 stars based on 474 reviews   View All

Most productive were hashimoto senseis kanji lessons and the kaiwa presentations.

Drew from Spring 2019

Kamakura trip [was the most satisfying] for the excellent experience to practice authentic Japanese conversation with Tanaka San and the others. And undokai because it gave a chance for our class to come together.

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The cultural class trips were very fun; I enjoyed visiting Kamakura and Enoshima.

Sophia from Spring 2018

I’ve never had Japanese classes every day, so I think speaking Japanese a lot during class helped. Everyone, teachers/staff and students, were so nice and helpful.

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