KCP International Japanese Language School
Lincoln University is pleased to have partnered with KCP International Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan to offer these four unique and challenging programs for students...
I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience.
Submitted by Kalina - Indiana State University | January 06, 2015
I went to KCP for one semester (about 3 months) for a fall/winter semester from October to December, and I loved every second of it. It's very intense in its academics, and you learn a LOT just in first year. You complete 22 chapters in the text book and learn about 150 kanji just in the 3 months. (I personally can't speak for the other levels, but my friends seemed to have just as positive experiences as I did). It's taught all in Japanese, which I know sounds scary if you don't know a lot of Japanese, but it almost makes more sense that way. The teachers are excellent, and the two english support staff are amazing and can help with ANY problem or question you may have relating to school or not. The dorms they provide are excellent even though they can be a long commute, that is very normal in Japan. You use the grammar points you learn in class once you leave the school at restaurants and interacting with Japanese people. I suggest exploring outside the school because all the students are from other countries. Just be sure to explore to get the full experience of Japan, and KCP is there to be the foundation for that. Enjoy!
Great Study Abroad Choice!
Submitted by Anon - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
My most memorable experience is my time spent in class learning Japanese. The teachers make class very informative and enjoyable. Everyone in class is very friendly and tries to help each other out.
I chose the program because the summer long-term program teaches you almost enough Japanese to complete a year program in America.
The accommodations were very good. I lived in the Ikebukuro dorms thus the commute to school was very short. There are also many foods places so there is never a worry about not having food. It's also not too far from the station so it's very easy to get around. However, in the summer it tends to get hot inside the dorm rooms and there are also a couple bugs. Everything else however makes up for it.
Submitted by iisThisFUN - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
Making friends with other international students because when I first arrived, I did not know any Japanese. Most of the other students did not know English so communicating was almost impossible. When I was finally able to hold a conversation with them, it was one of the best accomplishment I ever felt.
I chose it based of reviews from past students and pricing compared to other programs. You really cannot find a program cheaper than this.
I stayed in the dorms and it was small but it had all the basic necessities. It also gave me a general idea of how a Japanese room would be like with their limited amount of space.
The best summer of my life.
Submitted by Elizabeth Brown - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
There is a large speech contest where the whole school participates. It's a great chance to bond with friends and watch your classmates thrive.
The affordability and the summer short option for US students is why I chose this program.
I lived in Azeria Kasai 2, a dorm in Kasai, Edogawa-ku. Even with the commute it was worth it. The dorm manager Shiraishi-San was very welcoming, had events for us, and became like family.
Great Study Abroad Choice!
Submitted by Anon - University of California - Riverside | August 09, 2014
For those that want to learn Japanese KCP is one of the best programs to choose. The direct teaching method may seem hard at first but you soon realize that you wouldn't want to learn any other way. The teachers always try to make sure you understand the material very well. On top of all that they also offer English Support classes that review everything you are taught during regular class in English.
Also, if you have any problems during your stay or any questions about life in Japan the English administrative staff are always happy to help you.