KCP International Language and Culture Program (Independent Organization Program)

KCP International Japanese Language School, a not-for-profit educational institution, provides intensive Japanese language immersion in Tokyo for the serious student. In the semester programs, students attend full-immersion classes at KCP’s Shinjuku campus 20 hours per week for about 11 weeks, earning one year or more of university-level language credit each term. Language classes are taught in Japanese at 6 proficiency levels. With a student-teacher ratio of 11:1, classes consist of students from other parts of Asia as well as Americans and other English-speaking students. Students also enroll in a weekend Japanese Culture and Civilization course of lectures and experiential field trips.

Terms of study are quarter, semester, academic year, and longer, plus an eight-week summer term and two new summer mini-programs. Housing is in private dormitories, in a family homestay setting, or independently arranged by the student.

KCP International is a Gakko Hojin school. Gakko Hojin is a rigorous educational evaluation and accreditation process overseen by the Tokyo government ministry. Student evaluations consistently praise the effectiveness, high quality of instruction, and dedication of KCP professors. Advanced KCP students regularly pass JPLT Level One (the most difficult).

Academic credit is available through transcripts from one of KCP’s sponsor schools—Western Washington University, University of Idaho, and Lincoln University. KCP International is also affiliated with Idaho State University, Elizabethtown College, The College of New Jersey, New Mexico State University, Cleveland State University, and Norfolk State University. Well over 200 colleges and universities have accepted KCP transfer credit.

Website: http://www.kcpinternational.com/.