Student Life

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


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At first I thought KCP was too good to be true because I could not find a single negative review anywhere. Every comment I found was positive. Turns out there’s a very good reason for this 🙂

—Louise Hoogvliet

I found the textbook, tests, and homework to be most helpful. I learn best from reading and writing, so these exercises really helped me to understand and internalize the material.

—Shannon Welch


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

I went to the speech contest and was amazed on how classes bonded with each other to make sure everyone did their part.

Alexander from Summer 2016

I found that group conversation was really helpful because it not only showed my weaknesses but also gave me an opportunity to improve my conversation.

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Learning to understand rapid-fire talking styles was invaluable.

Steffan from Summer Short 2017

The best parts really are class; sitting there and hearing explanations and having the chance to get nuances explained to you verbally and through written feedback is great, and being purely in Japanese does wonders for helping your brain think in Japanese. The rotation of teachers is also great, since it forces you to learn multiple styles and speeds of spoken Japanese; some of my teachers were a bit more difficult to understand at first, but the process of learning to understand rapid-fire talking styles was invaluable.

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