Student Life

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


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I highly recommend KCP for its focused and encouraging program. The opportunity to practice speaking and comprehending Japanese during class, in conversation sessions, and in day-to-day life was an invaluable experience for which I am very grateful. KCP’s staff and instructors are nothing but helpful and there is no question that they are dedicated to the dissemination of the Japanese language. 

—Gabriel Wilkinson

I think the best aspect would be how quickly the class moves. Also, activities that allow students to meet native Japanese speakers is a very good idea (i.e. the curry class). I would actually rather have more events like this even sacrificing tour-type excursions because meeting native speakers and befriending them can open up far more opportunities.

—Anthony Patton


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

The Yamanashi trip was really special to me. I was able to bond with a lot of my new friends.

Nicole from Fall 2016

I was surprised I had my own bath in Ikebukuro dorm. There aren’t enough pictures of the living arrangements on the websites so most students are really surprised by how nice the dorms are. Overall I really liked it.

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To me, the most interesting and productive aspect were the people. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Tameka from Summer Short 2016

Even though I struggled a lot, the teachers always seemed to have an unlimited amount of patience for me and would walk me through everything. I also really enjoyed my fellow students, and probably enjoyed spending time more with people from different countries than the ones from America. I hope to have made life long friends.

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