I enjoyed the trip to Kamakura.

Russell from 2014

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

I enjoyed the trip to Kamakura. It allowed a view of Japan outside of Tokyo in a less urban, more traditional setting. It also showed off a lot of the history of Japan as well. I do wish however there was more time to explore.

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

Pair work was often helpful, as long as the other person was willing to participate.

What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

The Japanese psychology course was very interesting.

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

Bring a heavy jacket no matter what season your going. Early spring can be very cold at night, and rainy season is misserable without a decent coat.

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This program has been awesome, and I learned a lot about Japanese language and culture within such a short period of time. The teachers are very patient and they try their best to encourage everyone’s participation by making the class fun. I would definitely recommend this school to other people who wants to go to Japan to study Japanese.

—Anita Lucius