I stayed at jals in Kyoto for 7 weeks and it was one of the best experiences ive had since I started university. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming, the classes were easy to understand and the teachers made it feel like we were more like friends rather than teacher/student. The activities that take place after class ends are well done and give lazy people like me an easier time planning where I want to go. During my time I felt like I was able to go everywhere I wanted to go sightseeing at with the school.Overall it was a great experience for me making friends from all over the world, from places like India, Venezuela, Britain, Germany and so on. I would highly recommend this to anyone slightly interested in learning Japanese and about the culture.