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Any Japanese Language School Information?

Hi, I’ve been thinking about learning Japanese for my second language (my first is English) for a while and I finally decided to go to a language school in Japan. I decided on going through, but I haven’t yet decided on a school, though I have (sorta) narrowed it down to a few schools and I was wondering if anybody has been to or knows anybody who either went to or visited one of these schools and could tell me about their experiences or opinions on them.

Arc Academy in Osaka, Yoshida institute, Intercultural institute of Japan, Akamonkai, KAI language school, JSL Nippon Academy in Okinawa and Genki JACS.

Honestly, I know that I would like to take the JLPT, but I may want to go to a Japanese University (depending on whether or not I like Japan enough to live there) and even though I haven’t really thought much about universities there, it is not out of the question, either. I also know that I want to go for at least a year and 3 months maybe longer.

Also, if you could tell me about the surrounding area around the school and what the prefecture is like, that’d be great too. I know I’m looking online at this information, but I’d like to get information from all different areas just to check and see other opinions. Or if you have any tips for me that’d be great too (this will be my first time going to a foreign country by myself).

If there are any other language schools that you think I should check out or you liked that I don’t have on the list, let me know and I’ll check it out. I probably won’t be going for another year or so, but I like to check things out way in advance so I know what to look for/getting into.

Thank you in advance for all your help.



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