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Please come prepared to work hard. KCP is for serious students and those who come with the mindset of mostly play and little study will not thrive at KCP.

Rachel from Summer Short 2019

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

I loved the Tea Ceremony Club and the Koto Club, which I attended every week. Other activities such as the calligraphy activity were fun as well.

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

I really liked the writing class and reading comprehension components of the class. I feel like I have made leaps and bounds due to the challenging curriculum. There wasn't anything I found uninteresting or unproductive.

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

I really liked the short pronunciation practice and the 3-minute conversation we did everyday. I also found the emphasis and constant reminder to pre-review material and to do the pre-review exercises before coming to class as very helpful to my learning.

Any comments or tips for prospective/new KCP students?

Please come prepared to work hard. KCP is for serious students and those who come with the mindset of mostly play and little study will not thrive at KCP. In addition, start conversations with your non-American peers and do it often. You'll find as you go along that you are speaking more and more Japanese and less English. It's also fun to get to know the culture of your new friends!

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I selected this program because I saw a favorable review for it in my Japanese club’s newsletter, and I had been looking for a study abroad in Tokyo. I also liked how inexpensive the program was and how the offered dormitories, which few other programs did.

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