Japanese garden.

Japan Ranked # 2 as a Study Abroad Destination

In today’s modern times, people from all over have become more connected to world events and each other through technology. The younger generation seek opportunities to broaden their horizons even further by studying abroad.

KCP students on a culture trip.

Japan is ranked second as a study abroad destination in the whole of Asia. The education portal educations.com conducted a survey with over 20,000 international students as respondents and their thoughts in choosing a country to study in. The rankings were based on seven factors:

  1. To experience a new culture
  2. To achieve career goals
  3. To have an adventure
  4. To make new friends/widen professional network
  5. To access higher quality teaching
  6. To study for free
  7. To attain a visa

KCP students in traditional Japanese garb.

Japan is considered to be a pioneer in quality education with three universities in Japan belonging to the top 100 universities ranking worldwide 2018-2019.

Japan remains a popular choice even if the cost of living in the country is quite higher compared to other Asian countries. However, the number of scholarships and grants that Japan awards to international students is very generous and tuition fees are affordable. Japan is also known to be one of the safest countries in the world and employment opportunities after graduation are promising for many students. Japan is currently home to about 140,000 international students.

Why Japan is a great choice to study abroad

Japan has excellent education standards.

KCP students experiencing the tea ceremony.The OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) ranks Japanese high school students number 1 in maths and number 2 in scientific literacy. Japan has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners in Asia and ranks 2nd out of all the countries in the world since the year 2000. Japan also has over 700 universities, 10 of which are ranked in the top 200 worldwide.

There are great job opportunities for foreign students.

KCP Students Pose in KamakuraStudying abroad in Japan will expand your work options. If teaching is a profession you’d like to consider, there is a constant demand for English teachers in Japan. The position usually comes with secure pay and housing is included.

Japan has a rich cultural heritage.

Tokyo is the bustling capital of Japan. It embodies the rich history, culture, traditions, and the awe-inspiring progress of Japan and its people throughout the centuries. Some places to see in Tokyo include Meiji Jingu Shrine, East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, and Nakamise-dōri.

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