The dorm room is perfect for a single person, in my opinion.

Steffan from 2014

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

The Yamanashi bus trip was really interesting and a greta chance for everyone to bond early into the program.

Why did you select this program?

I wanted to be in a major city in Japan and learn Japanese, and this program had good reviews online in addition to being credit 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.

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

I found small group sessions to be the best way to practice conversational Japanese, and tests were good to remember Kanji and grammar forms.

Where did you reside over the course of this program?


Where did you live?

Azeria Kasai II

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

The room is perfect for a single person in my opinion, and has all the amenities you would actually need. It's definitely better than dorms in college. Our dorm manager was a very awesome guy who genuinely liked to help everyone out, and he went way above and beyond his responsibilities, hosting parties for the students and firework watching with plenty of food and drink provided. By far the best landlord to exist.

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

Make sure to take advantage of what Tokyo has to offer in terms of learning both the language and culture of Japan.

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KCP is a great program because of what it has currently. Great teachers, with a good curriculum, allows for a superior learning opportunity and is the main reason why KCP’s students are great at Japanese.

—Derrick Leong