I loved the speech contest!

Ziye from Summer Short 2014

How many terms have you studied at KCP until now?


Degree to which the program met your expectations:


Are you satisfied with the effort you gave to your classes?


Are you satisfied with the information and experience your classes gave you?

Very Satisfied

How satisfied were you with the school events and activities?

Very Satisfied

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

I loved the speech contest! It brought the class a lot closer together. I also really liked mixing in with the Asian students and getting to know them

How satisfied were you with the co-curriculum classes?

Very Satisfied

How did you learn about the KCP program? If Internet, from what website?

I heard about it from a friend, and was then directed to the English version of the website

What were your goals in attending the KCP program?

I wanted to improve my Japanese and make friends, both of which were fulfilled

Why did you select this program?

I liked the time period of the program and how it's short but still offers a lot in terms of actual learning. The shortness of the program also means that it's difficult to study and explore at the same time, however, but it ended up being all right for me anyway.

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

I liked getting to know the other students and improving my own Japanese by speaking Japanese with them. The least interesting would be class, but that's probably also because I'm always sleeping during them. The actual class is definitely the most productive, there's a lot to learn if you pay attention and study right.

How satisfied were you with the teachers and classroom environment?

Very Satisfied

Overall, how would you rate your language instructor's teaching of this course?


About how many hours per day did you spend studying outside of class and small group session?

Less than 2

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

Textbooks and games

Where did you reside over the course of this program?


How would you rate your overall dormitory experience:


Where did you live?

Azeria Kasai II

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

The distance of the dorm wasn't what I expected at first, but because there were tickets and a train pass that passed through many interesting and useful stations it ended up not being a problem at all. In our dorm the manager and his sister were especially welcoming and helpful, which was really really good in soothing my way into living in a foreign country, I've experienced no problems whatsoever, and I really like the atmosphere of our dorm, where everyone is almost like family.

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

Nope, just that enjoy! Have fun! I'm sure you'll love it

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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