Don't study so much that you aren't able to experience the Japanese culture by not going out.

Shayla from Spring 2016

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

The Sports Day event was fun. We were able to become closer to our classmates during the event.

Why did you select this program?

I selected this program because it is Japanese language intensive. I wanted to be able to focus solely on the Japanese language, instead of having other courses to worry about.

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

I liked the fact that I could always talk to a teacher before or after class if I had a question or a concern. I thought the fact that KCP students could take cooking classes was very interesting.

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

I was pleased with the dorm. The room was the perfect size for one person, and everything was clean when I arrived. The dorm manager immediately helped me whenever I would have a problem with something in my room.

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

Dedicate plenty of time to study before and after class. However, also make sure you are going out, exploring, and having fun! Don't study so much that you aren't able to experience the Japanese culture by not going out. I would suggest attempting to speak only in Japanese while you are abroad in Japan, even with your English-speaking friends. The more you use it, the more fluent you will become. It's hard to not use your native language with your English-speaking friends, but it's worth it in the long run.

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