Student Life

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


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I don’t think there was a single moment that wasn’t productive for me. There was something to learn from everything during my time in Japan. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

—Beatriz Gonon

Pair work was very helpful to me, since it took some of the pressure off of going one by one around the room in front of the class, or even the anxiety of raising a hand to ask the sensei a question. Though there were quite a lot of tests, I felt they were helpful as well.

—Sarah Zakrzewski


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

The classes are very productive, I would not say any part was unproductive!

Sophia from Winter 2018

All activities were very helpful, but especially pair work.

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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

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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