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I recommend KCP to anyone who would like to further their Japanese skills. Even my friends who had no prior experience learning Japanese before coming to KCP showed immense progress in being able to express themselves in Japanese after only two months.

Dianne from Summer Short 2019

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

I really enjoyed the Yamanashi trip, because it was an opportunity to bond with my classmates and teachers. I particularly appreciated the effort that the teachers and administrators put in to come up with fun games and activities during the bus ride so that we wouldn't get bored.

What were the most productive and interesting aspects of the program for you? The least interesting and productive?

The most productive and interesting aspect of the program was the people. Not only meeting fellow US summer short students but also the regular KCP students, and getting to know all the wonderful staff was an unforgettable experience.

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

Pair work and having to converse with my classmates strictly in Japanese was very helpful.

Any comments or tips for prospective/new KCP students?

I recommend KCP to anyone who would like to further their Japanese skills. Even my friends who had no prior experience learning Japanese before coming to KCP showed immense progress in being able to express themselves in Japanese after only two months. I've made unforgettable connections during my time at KCP, and my experience has helped me realize how passionate I am about learning Japanese. I hope to continue studying Japanese and stay in touch with everyone I met during the program.

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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