The speech contest was fun, and I enjoyed the fact that they whole class was involved.

Emily from Summer 2016

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

The speech contest was fun, and I enjoyed the fact that they whole class was involved. As the speech representative from my class, it really helped boost my confidence to have my classmate's support and to see them perform before my speech.

Why did you select this program?

I had attended before and really enjoyed KCP-not just for the curriculum, but also because of the sense of community that KCP fosters among the students, as well as the dedication and support of the teachers.

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

The extra classes that the US students took were interesting, but not necessarily beneficial (I took level 4 kanji). What I appreciated most was having 3 teachers, each with their own teaching style that they adapted to the curriculum.

Where did you reside over the course of this program?


Where did you live?

Azeria in Kasai

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

Yes. The apartment manager and the ladies who prepared the meals were very nice, and I always enjoyed talking to them. They always asked about my life in Japan, and always made sure that I had everything I needed. The food was delicious as well.

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

I love KCP and have recommended the program to two other students, who attended in the summer of 2014 and the summer of 2015. I will continue to recommend the program to students of the Japanese language.

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Going to class every day, and the workload, gave me a sense of what living in Japan would be like. I was able to learn Japanese daily, as well as have enough time in the day to study and explore the country.

—Shannon Lynch