Student Life

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


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I’m a bargain shopper so I looked at a lot of different study abroad options in Japan before selecting KCP. I was slightly worried because I literally could not find any bad comments about KCP anywhere online, and that made me suspicious. … But the truth is, KCP is simply the best! I have no complaints at all. For anyone seriously interested in learning Japanese, KCP is fast-paced but really fun. I totally recommend it!

—Laura Hicks

It was the most difficult part but writing 作文 was the most interesting and productive thing I did. It really allowed me to see my skill grow and develop really clearly by how well I could express ideas.

—Alexander Santese


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 experience of doing guided meditation with a monk at Erinji Temple was something I probably would never have done without the KCP program, and it was a challenging, but I'm very glad I got to do it.

Molly from Summer Short 2019

Pair work was probably among the most helpful, as it allowed me to practice my speaking without the added pressure of speaking in front of the class. It was also a great context for getting to know the non-English-speaking students in my class, as it was sometimes difficult to initiate conversation otherwise due to the language barrier.

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The club activities were very fun.

Celena from Winter 2016

It was the best opportunity to actually utilize the Japanese skills learned in class in addition to making friends. The Tea Ceremony club was a lovely glance into traditional Japanese culture.

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