Student Life

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


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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

I found pair work and small group sessions to be most helpful as I was forced to actually speak in Japanese with others and to learn how to listen to and understand what they were saying. Homework was also very helpful as I was able to discover my weak spots.

—Anna Seim


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

My dorm experience was to be cherished.

Ashley from Summer Short 2017

I enjoyed the experience of living in a small one room apartment, but the best part of my building were my landlords. They are a lovely elderly couple who warmly greeted my friends and I when we returned home, and gave us cold melons to eat amidst the summer heat. The day we departed from the building, they were kind enough to offer to drive us to the station since it was raining.

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I was very impressed with the teachers at KCP.

Spencer from Fall 2014

All of my teachers were wonderful and kept class fun and engaging while we learned a great deal. If your goals are to improve your Japanese, learn more about Japanese society, and enjoy doing it, I think that KCP is an excellent choice for a study abroad program.

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