The pace at KCP is challenging but helps me focus.

Brittany from Fall 2014

Why did you select this program?

I selected this program because it allows me to use my student loans to attend, otherwise I wouldn't be able to have this experience. I also wanted a challenge and to improve my fluency as fast as possible. The pace at KCP is challenging but helps me focus.

What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

The amount of experience and knowledge that exuded from the professors was really splendid and I loved learned more outside the classroom with the excursion aspect. I know that the instructors have to take some time out of their weekend but we all really appreciated the guidance and time.

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

I love having a private room, shower, kitchenette, fridge, etc. It is ten times what you get normally. Arriving in Japan, you have no idea how great a comfort the blanket was. Here we had arrived and we're feeling overwhelmed and isolated and sleepy. That comforter was and is my most favorite part of my room. It's comforting and warm in the winter. Everyone respects the rules and is quiet. The bed is a bit firmer than my american bed, but no complaints. The beds DO creak quite loudly though when people turn over in them. That's the only thing that wakes me up.

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

Be prepared to work hard, and achieve results. You'll be surprised at how much you improve when you apply yourself. KCP is here to be your partner in education. Have an open mind, heart, and be prepared to put the time in to become fluent.

Any other comments or suggestions?

Only gratitude. Thank you KCP teachers and staff. You are truly top notch!

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I’m a bargain shopper so I looked at a lot of different study abroad options in Japan before selecting KCP. I was slightly worried because I literally could not find any bad comments about KCP anywhere online, and that made me suspicious. … But the truth is, KCP is simply the best! I have no complaints at all. For anyone seriously interested in learning Japanese, KCP is fast-paced but really fun. I totally recommend it!

—Laura Hicks