Study and practice as much as you can, there are lots of speaking opportunities.

Carly from Summer Short 2019

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

Yamanashi field trip. It was great to visit a place outside of Tokyo.

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

Most: particle lessons, especially はーが and にーで Least: pitch accent. I know it's important to speak like a native speaker but I don't think I could learn it in a classroom. I mostly just felt embarrassed.

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

Speaking with guest speakers

Anything you especially liked in the living arrangements? Any problems you experienced?

I liked having my own bathroom and kitchenette. Very quiet and clean, dorm manager was nice.

What dorm did you live in or host family did you live with?

Miami Kasai

Any comments or tips for prospective/new KCP students?

Study and practice as much as you can, there are lots of speaking opportunities.

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I wanted to be in a major city in Japan and learn Japanese, and this program had good reviews online in addition to being affiliated with several universities that I knew of. There was also a decent amount of information available online from non-official sources, which gave me good information on living arrangements and general life as a student.

—Steffan Achtmann