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My semester in Akita was amazing!
Akita is perfect if you want to really experience the deep culture of Japan.
The university is a great place to learn Japanese language and offers many courses in English with Japanese students.
The KEI Director really helped us adjust to life in Japan.
I really loved Akita.
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Student lifeStudents are encouraged to participate in university clubs and events. There is much to choose from - judo, kendo, shorinji kempo, aikido, karate, dance, music, ikebana (flower arrangement), shodo (calligraphy), rakugo (storytelling), photography, brass band, choir, baseball, basketball, snowboarding, volleyball - to name a few. International students can also volunteer within community organizations - a great way to get involved in local events and experience Japanese culture. Students organize festivals, harvest rice, teach English to school children and make traditional rice cakes. AIU offers a "Home Visit Program." Students are introduced to host families and can visit their home during weekends and holidays. Students who wish to participate in this program should consider bringing a small gift for their host family. Detailed information on this program is provided during orientation upon your arrival.
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Getting around townA local bus company provides services between AIU, Akita City and AEON shopping center. The bus schedule depends on day of week and whether class is in session at AIU. Taxis are also available. For travel outside Akita, there is nothing like the Japanese rail system. There are different types of trains connecting Akita to Tokyo and other cities, including Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Limited Express, Express, and commuter train. "Seishun 18 Kippu" is a 5-day pass which allows unlimited travel on local trains throughout Japan. For further information, check the following links (opens in new window):
Phones & internetKEI will provide a prepaid mobile phone handset shortly after arrival in Japan. The KEI Onsite Director will explain how to use the phone. The phone will have a small amount of credit to get you started. Additional minutes can be purchased at numerous convenient stores. Internet service is available on campus.
Phone: 1.212.931.9953 | Toll Free: 1.800.831.5095 | Fax: 1.212.528.2095
48 Broadway, Suite 2, Haverstraw, New York, 10927 USA
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