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The pair work and textbooks were really helpful.

Christopher from Summer Short 2014

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

I enjoyed visiting the Diet Building because I was able to see inside where the House of Councilors resides. I also enjoyed going to the Sakura Gates near the Diet Building and learning some about its historical relevance.

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

The most productive and challenging aspects of the program was interacting with different races of people in the classroom using only Japanese.

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

The pair work and textbooks were really helpful especially the English translation of the Minna no Nihongo. I used that textbook extensively during my studies.

Where did you reside over the course of this program?

Dormitory

Where did you live?

Kasai

Were you pleased with the general living arrangements? Anything you especially liked? Any problems you experienced?

I really liked the living arrangements at Kasai dorms. They were spacious, I had my own bathroom, and it was very private. The dorm managers were extremely nice and cooked excellent dinners. I would recommend anyone to stay in the dorms.

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I selected this program because I saw a favorable review for it in my Japanese club’s newsletter, and I had been looking for a study abroad in Tokyo. I also liked how inexpensive the program was and how the offered dormitories, which few other programs did.

—Katie Penvose