KCJS was fabulous!

Academics: 7
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Housing: 10
Safety: 10

KCJS was really a holistic program-- the classes, which are taught in Japanese for the language courses, and Japanese or English (depending on if you want to take a Doshisha or Ritsumeikan class or if you want to take a class with mostly foreign students). The best part, though, was the events they scheduled for outside of the classroom (they brought in professional kimono dressers, and we all rode around in rikushas one day around the gardens in Heianjingu, and we spent a day doing a winter hike to a mountain temple and had a meditation practice with a Zen Buddist monk, etc.). And of course I adored my home-stay, who were just such giving people and forgiving of my busted Japanese.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would