I like how I was able to meet a diverse group of people.

Betsy from Summer Short 2019

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

I really enjoyed the sushi making experience because I’ve never done anything like it before and I love sushi.

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

I like how I was able to meet a diverse group of people. I also think that the textbooks were implemented very well. The only thing I wanted more was conversation days.

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

I liked the short kanji tests everyday because they kept me focused on studying everyday. I also liked when we went over the grammar in the textbook.

Any suggestions for improving class activities or materials?

Maybe there could be short grammar tests everyday too.

Anything you especially liked in the living arrangements? Any problems you experienced?

The dorm room was so nice and comfortable! We also had a dorm party which was really fun.

What dorm did you live in or host family did you live with?


Any comments or tips for prospective/new KCP students?

Learn the train routes before school starts.

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Because I am a huge fan of research and spreadsheets, I created an excel worksheet comparing numerous Japanese study abroad programs by cost, housing, length of study, and many other comparison points. Overall, KCP came out superior based on the amount of things that you get for the price. After completing the program, I can say choosing KCP was a perfect decision. KCP is a real school — professional teachers, strict grading systems, textbooks – the whole package. KCP proved to be much more than I expected – the classes are tough, but it taught me how to work harder, build a work ethic, and I am coming out with many rich experiences thanks to KCP. This school truly prepares you for higher levels and entrance into Japanese colleges.

—Rachel Burch