This study abroad program to osaka/kobe was LIFE CHANGING. I had a great time! I lived in an international dorm, and was able to become lifelong friends with many international students. I made many Japanese friends as well. I have met many of my friends in their home countries after the program ended!
The school was AMAZING. I learned so much Japanese in just 5 months. The location is in a good cultural hub of the country; there are many natives and international people there. The school had great facilities: a good gym, pool, cafeterias, stores, and libraries. Everything I needed was within walking distance of the dorm.
This program is great for learning Japanese. The teachers pushed for us to use Japanese in and out of class, and rarely used English.
The location was SUPERB! The city is located in between many tourist areas, such as Himeji Castle, Kyoto, and downtown Osaka. The campus was located at the base of a mountain, the top of which holds amazing views of the city! You could go anywhere in the country by bus, train or plane for a cheap price.
All in all, this program was outstanding! I will never forget it, and it has changed my life!