Events for overseas students

The Centre for International Exchange carries out a variety of events aimed at overseas students. For details please see G-Port or the individual folders at the Centre for International Exchange.

Orientation for new overseas students

In early April each year, an orientation is held for new overseas students, and explanations are provided about residence status and scholarships, etc.
First year overseas students must attend.

Orientation for Academic Year 2015

Time: 10:00-11:00, Friday April 3, 2015
Place: Central Building - 401 

* Students who wish to sit courses held in Japanese must attend the “Guidance for courses held in Japanese and Japanese language ability grading test” held at the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Centre (Monday April 6, 14:10 to 17:10, Central Building - 401).

Parties, etc.

A party for overseas students (Spring Party) is held between late April and early June, and an International Exchange Party (Winter Party) will be held in mid-February. 

Party for overseas students (Spring Party) 2015

Time: 18:00, Thursday, April 23, 2015 (around 2 hours)
Place: Sakura Lounge (Hojin Kaikan 2F) 
Cost: free

Farewell Party 2014

Time: lunchtime (12:30) Friday, January 30, 2015
Place: Centre for International Exchange (Central Building 2F)
Cost: free

Study opportunities outside Gakushuin University

In order to give overseas students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Japanese history, culture and nature, which is not always easy to do on the campus, we arrange viewings of the traditional arts and day trips to historical locations close to Tokyo with the support of funding from Kasumi Kaikan.

For details on how to apply, please see G-Port or the individual folders at the Centre for International Exchange.

Viewings of the traditional arts

Kabuki Appreciation Class 2014

Time: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)
Content: Explanation “How to Watch Kabuki”, and Kabuki show Keisei Hangonko
Cost: free

Bunraku Appreciation Class 2013

Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Content: Dango Uri and Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Cost: free

Sumo-Watching Event 2012

Time: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Venue: Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Cost: free (including a lunch box, drink and program)

Friendship Tour for Overseas Students

Spring Bus Trip 2014

Time: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Destination: Hakone
Cost: free

Autumn Bus Trip 2014

Supported by: Kasumi Kaikan
Time: Friday, October 17, 2014
Destination: Mashiko and Ashikaga (Tochigi Prefecture)
Cost: free

Home Stays and Home Visits

Home Stays

Overseas students at Gakushuin University are given the opportunity to stay with the family of a Gakushuin University student during their time at the university. Please look on G-Port and elsewhere for detailed information, which is released prior to the long vacations. 

Place: Overseas students are hosted by a Japanese student of Gakushuin University and his or her family.
Duration: around one week of the long vacation
Cost: free (breakfast, dinner and accommodation are provided. Overseas students must pay for their own expenses, such as public transport.)
Past participants: 4 (2014 summer vacation)

Home Visits

Home visits are offered to overseas students in Toshima City, Tokyo where Gakushuin University is located, with the aim of introducing overseas students to Japanese families.
Since 2013, the Centre for International Exchange has worked in partnership with the Culture and Tourism Department of Toshima City, Tokyo with the aim of finding participants for the home visit program. Details are provided on G-Port as appropriate. 

Place: Overseas students stay with an ordinary family in Toshima City. 
Duration: half a day
Cost: free (Overseas students must pay for their own expenses, such as public transport.)
Past participants: 7 (4 students in Academic Year 2013 (February) and 3 students in Academic Year 2014 (June))