Browse through reviews and comments written by former KCP International students.


4.7 stars based on 396 reviews

All content has been taken from actual evaluations that former students completed at the end of the program. We hope these reviews will help answer your question regarding our intensive Japanese language program, and that the KCP student comments are useful to you in making an informed decision about applying. Enjoy — KCP Review!

This program pushed me into doing things I didn't believe myself capable of until I found myself doing them.

Amy from Fall 2018

I was absolutely DREADING my 15 minute final conversation test all semester only to find that I had FUN during it. Everyone else I asked said the same thing–it was no problem. Not because it was an easy test, but because we were prepared, we learned so much in just a few months, and it was a fair evaluation. It is not an easy program, but I do believe it gets the best out of students, and it IS doable, AND you will have time to have a life outside of class. I’ve done the fun, easy study abroad and this is not that, and treating it like that would be a waste, but it is so much more rewarding. I’m paying my own way as an adult student and a grad student, and it has been worth every penny.

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I liked the BBQ and the Yamanashi trip because it helped us learn about the culture of Japan and the other students and brought us together.

Jordan from Fall 2018

The most interesting were talking to each other in class and building our speaking skills.

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It’s tough but taught me more in the end.

Sasha from Fall 2018

The most productive aspects is KCP being an all Japanese speaking school. Of course, there are times when you need something to be translated into your own language, but for the most part, that is what helped me most in understanding Japanese. Most school don’t do that, and I think that’s what sets KCP apart from other as well as it being an immersive and intensive program that gives little to no break in the curriculum. It’s tough but taught me more in the end. For me, there was no “least interesting or productive time”. There was always something I had to do; studying or going out to study. And every lesson is meaningful towards Japanese and the culture of Japan within its language.

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It gave me some interesting insights of things I didn't know about too much.

Julius from Fall 2018

The amount of homework we got every day made me study a lot, so that’s good. I also liked the many activities the school offered apart from the regular classes.

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The most productive aspects of the program were my homestay experience and the conversation practice in class.

Richard from Fall 2018

I got along extremely well with my host family and it was a great way to build my Japanese language skills while experiencing what family life is like in Japan.

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Solo drills proved to be very helpful.

Diogo from Fall 2018

Getting back to the student way of life was interesting and I got to perfect some study techniques that would have been useful years ago but I was sadly too immature to do so at the time.

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I LOVED the culture class!

Juliann from Fall 2018

The field trips after the lectures were incredibly interesting and informative. The Yamanashi Trip was absolutely the highlight of the term for me.

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The most productive and interesting parts of this program are the classes itself.

Madison from Fall 2018

Being surrounded by so many different cultures but having Japanese as our connection really made class interesting.

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Yamanashi Trip - not too far, good activities that one would not usually do.

Joe from Fall 2018

(Selected this program for a) multitude of reasons:
– Solid reputation of teaching Japanese
– Convenient location for me to get to
– Affordable but not compromising of quality

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This is a wonderful program that I would highly recommend!

Greta from Summer Short 2018

I would say that if your goal in coming to Japan is to learn Japanese (as opposed to just sight seeing) this is a good program. The teachers and staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and you will learn a lot. We did go on some fun excursions though too! After searching for language programs in Japan, this seemed to be both one of the cheapest, longest, and most language focused programs I could find, and I was not disappointed!

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I highly recommend KCP for its focused and encouraging program. The opportunity to practice speaking and comprehending Japanese during class, in conversation sessions, and in day-to-day life was an invaluable experience for which I am very grateful. KCP’s staff and instructors are nothing but helpful and there is no question that they are dedicated to the dissemination of the Japanese language. 

—Gabriel Wilkinson