KCP is an affordable program.
While other Japanese language programs may cost between $12,000 and $17,000 per semester, the KCP program costs $7,000 or less—about half the cost! Academic credit and financial aid are available through the University of Idaho. You should be able to apply federal and state financial aid to this program. Also, you may be able to apply to the University of Idaho for financial aid.
Students commend our program as both an excellent value and an effective learning experience.
Our goal is to make study in Japan possible for you.
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Direct Enroll option includes:
- Tuition and fees
- Over 200 hours of language instruction
- Textbooks and supplementary material
- Pre-departure packet
- Detailed on-site orientation
- Course on Japanese Culture and Society
- Cultural activities and excursions (excluding some transportation costs)
- Minor medical insurance
Dormitory or Homestay options include all that plus:
- Pick-up at Narita Airport on your arrival date
- Lodging: your choice of dorm room or homestay (homestay includes breakfast and dinner)
- Transportation between lodging and school
- Travel to and from Japan (as well as some culture class transportation) is not included. Airfare varies depending on season of travel. Typically, round-trip fares between the U.S. and Japan run $1,000 to $1,500.
- Dormitory meals are not included in this cost but are available (breakfasts and dinners) for an additional fee: 55,000 Yen (semester) and 41,000 Yen (summer short term). Plan to pay this amount in Yen in your first week of the program.
- For all meals and personal expenses, you should budget $1,500 to $2,500 per semester.
- For extended or academic year terms, the homestay option is available for only the first semester.
To gain academic credit for your study abroad, apply for the KCP program through University of Idaho. Usually, it is not difficult to arrange transfer credit toward U.S. degrees, since KCP courses are offered at recognized institutions. However, it is the responsibility of your home institution to approve the amount of credit to transfer. At the end of the program, every participant receives an official university transcript. Course descriptions are available to help evaluate transfer credit.
Utami-san really helped me out when she accompanied me to a nearby clinic. Tanaka-san is also very helpful and professional.