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I overall encourage it. It's an eye-opening, albeit intense, experience that provided me with a lot of insight into the Japanese habits and way of life.

Stefan from Summer Short 2016

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

The Yamanashi trip was the most memorable for me. A lot of the traditional Japanese culture and scenery was packed into that trip, and it was an excellent time to socialize with the other short term students and spend time mutually appreciating our surroundings.

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

The most productive & interesting: in class time was always fast-paced and interesting thanks to my instructors Okada sensei, Sato sensei, and Tanaka sensei. Least: perhaps the speech contest, but I still found that to be valuable because of the exposure it gave to the opinions and abilities of other students from various levels & backgrounds.

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

The pair-work in conversation was helpful. I also found it valuable when the teachers would elaborate on a grammar point by going around the room and asking a variant of a given question (e.g. What would you do if you suddenly had 10万円? 100万円?) to each student, expecting the students to use that given grammar point.

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

I overall encourage it. It's an eye-opening, albeit intense, experience that provided me with a lot of insight into the Japanese habits and way of life.

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KCP’s Summer (short) term program fit my personal schedule very well. It was also the most professional and affordable program that I could find. It also included a cultural aspect to its education program that I appreciated.

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