Student Life

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


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If you want a challenge, then this program in definitely what you’re looking for. I came into the program with very basic knowledge of Japanese and am definitely excited about how much I have improved. Learning a language isn’t instant and it takes a while to sink in, but the longer you’re here you become more motivated to utilize what you learn and to continue to progress in your studies. And all of the instructors and office staff are some of the most friendly and approachable people I have ever met. They really make the whole experience quite enjoyable!

Brenna Morlock

I found that the pair work was very effective, as it allowed students to work together in order to overcome obstacles that they would otherwise not be able to overcome on their own. Many students in class were very helpful in explaining concepts to me about the Japanese language that I didn’t understand.

—Zachary Fauquher


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 412 reviews   View All

It’s tough but taught me more in the end.

Sasha from Fall 2018

The most productive aspects is KCP being an all Japanese speaking school. Of course, there are times when you need something to be translated into your own language, but for the most part, that is what helped me most in understanding Japanese. Most school don’t do that, and I think that’s what sets KCP apart from other as well as it being an immersive and intensive program that gives little to no break in the curriculum. It’s tough but taught me more in the end. For me, there was no “least interesting or productive time”. There was always something I had to do; studying or going out to study. And every lesson is meaningful towards Japanese and the culture of Japan within its language.

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Drill practice in class was the most beneficial. It kept you on your toes!

Kathleen from Spring 2017

Drill practice in class was the most beneficial–especially when the instructors called on us randomly (individually or in pairs). It kept you on your toes!

I also LOVE the kanji textbook! It was the first one I’ve used in which the vocabulary we learn and practice in class correlates to what we learn. My only complaint is that sometimes the example isn’t clear about when strokes should touch or not when handwriting them.

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