Student Life

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


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Frankly, it seemed like the best. The other programs I looked at were either heavily geared towards Chinese and Korean students or prohibitively expensive. Plus, KCP has a long history and a LOT of alumni who openly praise the program online — and I hope to be among them!

—Dylan Chapin

I thought that the Japanese psychology lecture was one of the most interesting and eye opening into the culture and differences between Japanese culture and my own.

—Mary Davison


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 trip to Kanazawa was gorgeous and really fun.

Micaela from Fall 2014

Well for those considering the program of they’re thinking about going then it would be a good idea to memorize hiragana and katakana as well as start writing out some kanji before coming.

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

Nathan from Summer 2017

The most productive and interesting was having the classes entirely in Japanese.

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