Costs

KCP is an affordable program.

Program Costs

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 College of New Jersey. You should be able to apply federal and state financial aid to this program.

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.


KCP SEMESTER AND EXTENDED PROGRAMS

TERM COURSES ONLY COURSES WITH DORMITORY COURSES WITH HOMESTAY
Semester
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
$3,300 $7,100 $8,100
Extended
Semester
$6,600 $14,200 $15,200
Academic
Year
$9,900 $21,300 $22,300
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.

KCP SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS

 TERM COURSES ONLY COURSES WITH DORMITORY COURSES WITH HOMESTAY
Summer
Semester
$3,300 $7,100 $8,100
Summer
Short-Term
$3,100 $6,100 $7,100
Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice.

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

 

MEALS AND MEAL PLANS

The arrangement for food varies at different dorms.  You will have one of these three scenarios:

  • Your dorm will have a cafeteria.
  • Your dorm will have an arrangement with a nearby university to use their cafeteria.
  • KCP will provide a list of value-oriented restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other eateries around each area.

Whether using a meal plan or buying your own food, we recommend you budget $1,500 per semester for meals ($1000 for summer short term).

Incidentals

  • 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.
  • For personal expenses, plan on about $500 to $1,000 per semester.
  • Most dorms used by KCP feature amenities that give you all the comforts of home such as your own living space including a bathroom, kitchenette, sleeping and study area, and internet. They are all single occupancy.
  • For extended or academic year terms, the homestay option is available for only the first semester.
  • Host family availability is not guaranteed. If a host family is not available for a student, the student will be automatically switched to the dormitory option.

To gain academic credit for your study abroad, apply for the KCP program through The College of New Jersey. If you are a TCNJ student, it is not difficult to arrange credit toward your degree. At the end of the program, every participant receives an official university transcript.

 

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Testimonials

KCP is a wonderful program for those looking to, 1) see their Japanese abilities exponentially grow, and 2) to experience the culture hands-on. It’s also a program for those who don’t simply seek to party either. The program’s rigorous and demands attention to your school work, health, and managing time in between. Basically, you live, eat, and breathe a Japanese lifestyle. It’s great.

—Valerie Taylor