I looked for a challenge and KCP certainly provided that for me.

Derrick from Winter 2015

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

Fuji Q trip because it gave me a chance to interact with my classmates that I normally woildn't have.

Why did you select this program?

I chose this program because of the well favored reviews of the program on various sites as well as the intensity provided by the classes. I looked for a challenge and KCP certainly provided that for me.

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

Drilling and practicing with classmates defintely helped in the understanding of the lessons.

What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

The history behind some of the traditions and sites that we visited.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

Pack light and bring an extra suitcase for the things you might want here.

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Because I am a huge fan of research and spreadsheets, I created an excel worksheet comparing numerous Japanese study abroad programs by cost, housing, length of study, and many other comparison points. Overall, KCP came out superior based on the amount of things that you get for the price. After completing the program, I can say choosing KCP was a perfect decision. KCP is a real school — professional teachers, strict grading systems, textbooks – the whole package. KCP proved to be much more than I expected – the classes are tough, but it taught me how to work harder, build a work ethic, and I am coming out with many rich experiences thanks to KCP. This school truly prepares you for higher levels and entrance into Japanese colleges.

—Rachel Burch