The in class drill practices were helpful.

Dhairya from 2014

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

The trips to Yamanashi and the jinja during the first two weeks of review. I would not have explored those places on my own and missed out on great experiences.

Which co-curriculum classes did you find most satisfying?

English support with Kato sensei.

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

Being in a class full of students from around the world, learning about their various cultures, and being forced to use Japanese as means of communication were the most productive and interesting aspects. The in class essays were the least interesting and productive for me as the short time allocated did not allow me to fully incorporate my Japanese knowledge and writing abilities.

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

The benkyoo nooto was really helpful in assessing how well I understood that chapter's grammar. The in class drill practices were good for using the grammar and making its use more natural.

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

The time that students spend here (especially summer short) goes by a lot faster than it may initially seem. It may be a good idea to make a general list of things you really want to do in Tokyo and around Japan, so that you can allow ample time to accomplish everything. This is especially true any big trips such as going to Kyoto/Osaka or attempting to climb Mt. Fuji.

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I selected this program because I saw a favorable review for it in my Japanese club’s newsletter, and I had been looking for a study abroad in Tokyo. I also liked how inexpensive the program was and how the offered dormitories, which few other programs did.

—Katie Penvose