Browse through reviews and comments written by former KCP International students.


4.7 stars based on 474 reviews

All content has been taken from actual evaluations that former students completed at the end of the program. We hope these reviews will help answer your question regarding our intensive Japanese language program, and that the KCP student comments are useful to you in making an informed decision about applying. Enjoy — KCP Review!

The culture class for the US program was wonderful.

Erin from 2013

I thought being in a class full almost entirely of students that could not speak English was very helpful, as it forced me to communicate in Japanese in order to make friends.

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We all felt like a family. It's a nice environment.

Malia from 2013

I continue to learn the language, I continue to make new friends, I continue to find new, unfamiliar and exciting places and all of this was possible because I made the decision to learn at KCP.

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It's difficult, it's fast paced, but in the end it pays off extraordinarily well.

Katie from 2013

Talking about issues concerning foreigners in Japan especially was helpful, as it prepared me for what to expect as a foreigner living in Japan. It also gave me a deeper understanding of the Japanese people and, as a result, the language that I’m studying.

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I really enjoy all of the classes at KCP.

Alexandre from 2013

I really enjoyed the trips. I feel that being able to see something first hand is very different than reading or listening about it.

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The KCP staff are very prompt and helpful.

ying wai from 2013

The teachers that I had (Mamiya Sensei, Saitou Sensei & Kawashima Sensei) were all so kind and helpful and really added so much depth to their lessons that they made everyday learning fun and beneficial.

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The overnight trip was extremely fascinating.

Jennifer from 2013

I was able to experience a small bit of more traditional Japanese culture and see the large difference of Japan’s geography from America’s.

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If you are serious about learning Japanese then this program is FANTASTIC! I

Louise from 2013

I’ve read on previous evaluations that the teachers really do want to help you learn, and I experienced this first hand and can confirm that its true!

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I plan on coming back in the summer to continue my studies.

Erika from 2013

If you’re thinking about doing this program , go for it ! You will improve your Japanese in so many ways and learn more about Japanese culture that you never knew of.

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Most interesting aspects of the program for me were the culture classes.

kevon from 2013

Learning about the Japanese beliefs on life really truly opened my eyes and head it makes me want to find out more about the Japanese culture.

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The everyday classes are the most interesting thing for me.

Tess from 2013

KCP is a place where many cultures intersect, and learning how to talk about that intersection in Japanese (sharing your own culture and asking about others) is really fascinating.

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I am really happy I decided to study at KCP. It has been a difficult journey, but I have learned a lot. I would love to come back to KCP to continue my studies.

—Alice Hoglund