I was very impressed with the teachers at KCP.

Spencer from Fall 2014

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

I enjoyed the US program culture classes, particularly the one about Japanese religion and psychology, because they taught a lot of interesting things about Japanese society.

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

The most productive and interesting aspects were pretty much all of the in-class activities in the regular and special studies classes. There wasn't anything I found to be particularly unproductive in the required activities.

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

I think the pair work was very useful as it had us participating a lot rather than just listening, which I think improves our ability to produce the language rather than just understand it. It also keeps class more engaging.

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

I was very impressed with the teachers at KCP. All of my teachers were wonderful and kept class fun and engaging while we learned a great deal. If your goals are to improve your Japanese, learn more about Japanese society, and enjoy doing it, I think that KCP is an excellent choice for a study abroad program.

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I don’t think there was a single moment that wasn’t productive for me. There was something to learn from everything during my time in Japan. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

—Beatriz Gonon