SEMESTER/YEAR study abroad PROGRAM
Student Life and Cultural Enrichment
Becoming involved in TUJ’s student clubs is an excellent way to make Japanese and international friends.
- Student organizations include Anime, Baseball, Film, Soccer, Videogaming, and more!
- TUJ Student Lounge is an exciting space where students often socialize, and is also home to the student government.
To enhance understanding of Japanese culture, TUJ organizes optional outings, as well as day, overnight, and weekend excursions every semester.
- Field trips include outings to Japanese festivals, museums, sumo wrestling, soccer matches, baseball games, a Japanese high school, and theater performances.
- Day, overnight, and weekend trips allow you to experience the regional diversity of Japan. Destinations vary by semester, but have included places such as Kamakura, Yokohama, Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone, and Sapporo.
- You are responsible for the cost associated with travel, meals, and lodging, but every effort is made to ensure that these excursions are as affordable as possible.
The Culture Exchange Program at TUJ helps to facilitate social interaction, as well as language and cultural exchanges between Japanese students and international students. Through the program, you have an opportunity to meet new friends and interact socially while learning about other cultures. Interested students are paired up on a voluntary basis, then meet regularly at TUJ to participate in culture-related activities.
TUJ also organizes special cultural workshops on traditional Japanese arts for students. Past workshops have introduced students to ikebana, calligraphy, tea ceremony, koto, archery and sake making.
Become involved in the local community by volunteering in Tokyo. You may participate in a variety of volunteer activities organized through TUJ’s Community Relations Department in collaboration with Tokyo’s Minato Ward, the ward in which TUJ is located.
Opportunities have included:
- assisting at city festivals
- participating at cultural exchange events for local children
- volunteering at an after-school program for elementary school children
- participating in neighborhood cleanup efforts