Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan.


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Going to class every day, and the workload, gave me a sense of what living in Japan would be like. I was able to learn Japanese daily, as well as have enough time in the day to study and explore the country.

—Shannon Lynch

I liked how every day we had a three-minute conversation with a classmate, and when we had to craft our own conversations based on a picture using Level 3 grammar points. All of the textbooks provided are amazing at helping learn the language.

—Jordan Gonzalez


Get a better picture of KCP students on various learning adventures; from classroom activities to visits to historical sites. Also, get a glimpse of the dorm/homestay life, and the KCP campus and neighborhood.

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Finding your way around Japan and the KCP neighborhood is much easier with a map. For your convenience, here are some to help guide you as you travel. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of the KCP building — a great introduction to our learning space.

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KCP Neighborhood

Student Posts

Read the writings of KCP students who share their travels, learnings and everything else from their stay in Japan.

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4.7 stars based on 474 reviews   View All

Very helpful course for kickstarting Japanese study. Lessons with the good teachers are really fun.

Andrew from Summer 2015

The best days were when we had a small class (10-13 students) and we did class discussion and exercises. Overall, the textbooks (Minna no Nihongo I, II, Kanji 1,2,3, and custom KCP material) were very good. I hated writing sakubun at first but by the end I enjoyed it. This was one of the most useful things.

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KCP's summer short term program fit my personal schedule very well.

Allison from 2014

The school field trip for summer short term students was extremely informative and fun. I also appreciated the many different outlets KCP was able to provide to its students to experience Japanese culture.

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