If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program?
While I would disagree with myself just a few months ago, I think that the program location of Kyoto is crucial to my study abroad experience. Prior to the program I feared Kyoto to be an isolated suburban area where I won't have much to do beyond commuting to school. I was very wrong about those assumptions, as the city is beautiful proof of Japan's interesting mix of modern and traditional culture. I concentrated on my studies as the lively part of the city was located a small distance away from my apartment. I had the choice of participating or retreating back to quietness; it was the perfect setting for studying abroad. Additionally, KCJS staff are also very helpful and gives student space to live as college-aged, independent adults.