On the overall design of the program
- From what I heard about other programs, the IUC Program is by far, one of
the best intensive Japanese language programs available. The attention given
to students by the teaching staff was amazing.
- I was very pleased with the program in terms of the quality of the teachers
and the curriculum. The Japanese teachers here are the finest I have ever
had: they provide the clearest explanations about Japanese that I have ever
received, are dedicated, and have high expectations. I was particularly happy
with the rigorous grammar instruction at the beginning of the year and the
project work at the end of the year.
- I liked the way that there was an abundance of study materials so that
people could choose what they wanted to work on at different times; even
though we were studying the same things overall, we could focus on different
things (e.g. kanji, writing, reading).
To the director
- Dr. Butler is an inspiration to all the students at the Center. I think
to have someone who has lived in Japan so long and who truly appreciates
and understands Japanese culture provides good motivation for Center students.
I really appreciated his letter of recommendation.
- I liked that everyone always ended up laughing a lot during meetings. It's
great to have a director who brings both leadership and humor to the Center.
- Thank you for making time to talk to me and help me out with my career
To the teachers
- You give so much of yourselves and are so patient. You are the best of
group of Japanese teachers I have ever had.
- You are top of the line--some of the most hardworking, professional people
I have ever met in my life; thank you for your patience, dedication, and
- The teachers at IUC are the most interesting group of Japanese teachers
that I have met so far. Mostly everyone has experience outside of Japan,
so it makes their opinions and viewpoints different from regular people.
They were also very open, and I never felt the hesitation to ask a question
or favor when I needed it.
To the office staff
- The office staff were tremendously helpful with every aspect of living
in Japan. Thank you very much.
- Thank you for your constant support and answering all of our questions,
even to edit certain things!!
- Everyone in the office was always really helpful and approachable. I think
that enhanced the IUC experience and made for a great, positive learning
environment. It is much appreciated.