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I picked this program because It is intense and I need to be challenged in order to make progress.

Amanda from Spring 2016

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

Sports day was really fun and my class was very close and cheered really hard for each other. It gave a bit of relief among the ridiculous amounts of words we are expected to memorize.

Why did you select this program?

I picked this program because It is intense and I need to be challenged in order to make progress. Also its one of the few programs that actually give college credit. I truly enjoyed my first semester teachers and overall experience in Japan. I learned so much and improved so much so, I would love to continue with this program.

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

A great tip would be to study as much vocabulary as you can. There will be an overwhelming amount thrown your way.

Any other comments or suggestions?

I really enjoyed this program, It was very hard and stressful but everyone needs a push to get things done. I hope to continue in the fall for this program for my 3rd semester. I would be happy to give any advice to potential students, I made A LOT of mistakes my first time in Japan and I would be happy to share my experiences.

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In general, I think the KCP program is really great and I’m very glad I decided to do it. It was a lot of work, but I learned a lot, met many interesting people from all over the world, and got to have a very different experience of Japan than the normal tourist.

—Marc Kwiatkowski