I really enjoyed my stay in Japan. The family was great, a couple of friendly pensioners who were always in a good mood. They also hosted an American student, who was very friendly too. However, the distance to the school was quite long, I found: there was a 30-minute metro journey and then I had to walk for 10 minutes to reach the school. I liked the school but the classes were a bit difficult for me since I had no prior knowledge of Japanese, so I would recommend future students to learn some bases before they arrive. The teachers took care of the whole class and went out of their way to help us. There weren’t many students, but the atmosphere was great. Although well located in town, the school isn’t easy to find, so new students, including me, easily get lost in the first days. The city of Kobe is a very pleasant town and a fairly quiet one compared to other Japanese cities. The locals are warmer, ready to help you if you need it (to find your way, for example). The city is not overcrowded and there’s always space in the metro. Kobe is located between the mountains and the sea, so it offers activities for every taste. Kyoto and Osaka are not far away, with many things to do and see as well. Many Japanese festivals take place during the summer. Still, there was one negative point, the return: there was no escort service to the airport and I went to the wrong airport; I only just caught my flight.