KCP is an affordable program.

Program Costs

One of the most crucial factors in your decision is the cost of study in Japan. While other Japanese language programs may cost between $12,000 and $17,000 per semester, the KCP program costs $7,000 or less—about half the cost! Academic credit and financial aid may be available through our sponsor or affiliate universities. You should be able to apply federal and state financial aid to this program.

Students commend our program as both an excellent value and an effective learning experience.

Our goal is to make study in Japan possible for you.


Term Courses only Courses with Dormitory Courses with Homestay
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
$3,000 $6,700 $7,700
$6,000 $13,400 $14,400
$9,000 $20,100 $21,100
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.


$3,000 $6,700 $7,700
$2,800 $5,700 $6,700
Global Studies N/A $5,350 N/A
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.

Application Deposit: This program requires a $350 deposit at the time of submitting an application. This non-refundable application deposit is not an additional fee, but rather a deposit that is deducted from the total program cost.


Direct Enroll option includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Over 200 hours of language instruction
  • Textbooks and supplementary material
  • Pre-departure packet
  • Detailed on-site orientation
  • Course on Japanese Culture and Society
  • Cultural activities and excursions (excluding some transportation costs)
  • Minor medical insurance

Dormitory or Homestay options include all that plus:

  • Pick-up at Narita Airport on your arrival date
  • Lodging: your choice of dorm room or homestay (homestay includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Transportation between lodging and school


The arrangement for food varies at different dorms.  You will have one of these three scenarios:

  • Your dorm will have a cafeteria.
  • Your dorm will have an arrangement with a nearby university to use their cafeteria.
  • KCP will provide a list of value-oriented restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other eateries around each area.

Whether using a meal plan or buying your own food, we recommend you budget $1,500 per semester for meals ($1000 for summer short term).


  • All prices are in U.S. dollars.
  • Travel to and from Japan (as well as some culture class transportation) is not included. Airfare varies depending on season of travel. Typically, round-trip fares between the U.S. and Japan run $1,000 to $1,500.
  • For personal expenses, plan on about $500 to $1,000 per semester.
  • Most dorms used by KCP feature amenities that give you all the comforts of home such as your own living space including a bathroom, kitchenette, sleeping and study area, and internet. They are all single occupancy.
  • For extended or academic year terms, the homestay option is available for only the first semester.
  • Host family availability is not guaranteed. If a host family is not available for a student, the student will be automatically switched to the dormitory option.

Academic credit is available. Many colleges and universities will accept a KCP grade report as proof of studying abroad and grant credit towards your major or minor that way.

For a nominal fee, you may earn over one year of Japanese language credit each semester. This offers the opportunity to apply existing or new state and federal financial aid, makes it easier to transfer credit allowing you to possibly graduate earlier, and saves you money.

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Spring Extended Semester Abroad

Join us for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to gain proficiency in the Japanese language while enjoying the culture and lifestyle that only living in Tokyo can provide. Spring Extended Applications due Aug. 13.

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Student Life

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

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If you’re considering KCP, just sign up. If you have to, save up for it. It was worth it. I continue to learn the language, I continue to make new friends, I continue to find new, unfamiliar and exciting places and all of this was possible because I made the decision to learn at KCP. I have met some really great people (friends as well as teachers) who have helped me grow as a person. I’m thankful for this time I’ve spent here. It really has gone by too fast but I will forever remember the memories I’ve made here.

—Malia Romar