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It was a great summer. Thank you to everyone involved in organizing such a successful program.

Shannon from Summer Short 2015

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

I really enjoyed the field trip during the group session to Yamanashi and the tea ceremony. Both of these events exposed me to Japanese culture, and allowed me to learn new vocabulary through experiencing it.

Why did you select this program?

It was the longest and most intensive program that I found while searching for study abroad programs. I really wanted to be challenged, and the reviews I read about KCP certainly praised the difficulty level of the classes and the amount of work needed to get a good grade.

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

I found the textbook, tests, and homework to be most helpful. I learn best from reading and writing, so these exercises really helped me to understand and internalize the material.

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

I would stress the work load. To get good grades, you need to devote a lot of time to studying. Summer short term students especially have a lot of catching up to do.

Any other comments or suggestions?

It was a great summer. Thank you to everyone involved in organizing such a successful program.

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I chose this program because of its well-favored reviews on various sites as well as the intensity provided by the classes. I looked for a challenge and KCP certainly provided that for me.

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