I found that all of my time was productive at KCP.

Andrew from 2013

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

Participating in the Speech Contest was one of the most challanging and fun things I have done in my life. It was a wonderful experience I will remember forever. The cooking class with the Hosai University students was also a really fun way to experience some Japanese culture and practice Japanese!

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

I found that all of my time was productive at KCP. Both inside and outside of the classroom I was learning Japanese. Whenever I would go out on the weekends I would always try to use at least a little of what I had learned in class. Class itself was challenging and extremely interesting.

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Were you pleased with the general living arrangements? Anything you especially liked? Any problems you experienced?

The managers were so so so nice! They were always warm and inviting and really helpful. Plus talking to them was really really good practice.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

Don't do KCP if your not really enthusiastic about learning Japanese. KCP's program is rigorous and demanding but if you put for the effort to study and really try to master the material you will be amazed at what you can accomplish here. Coming to KCP was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I did things that I never thought I would do in a language that I had zero knowledge of. Everyone at KCP is willing to help you as long as your willing to help yourself and put your best foot forward every day. I would recommend KCP to anyone interested in learning Japanese. So sad to leave!

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I loved meeting new people in my classes and being able to practice Japanese almost every day. I loved living in Japan as if I were Japanese and absorbing the culture. 

—Pei Lin