Support for International Students

Support for International Students

To meet the specific needs of our international students, we have a dedicated team providing a wide range of services.

The International Exchange Center

International Exchange Center is the first contact point for international students. This office deals with all study abroad and international exchange programs, and is responsible for visa applications, orientation etc. International Students have access to a range of support programs and learning opportunities.

The Social & Cultural Events

International Exchange Center organizes a number of cultural activities and social events throughout the year, to provide international students with the opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture and socialize with Japanese students.

Events organized by our office include ...

  • Coffee Meeting
  • Day Trip for Strawberry Picking
  • Tea Leaf Harvesting
  • Kabuki Watching
  • Sumo Watching
  • ...and more!

Advisor & Tutor

Faculty members are assigned as "advisors" and Japanese students as "tutors" in each faculty to help international students. Advisors answer questions regarding classes and life in Japan, while tutors assist in both academic and personal matters so they can quickly adjust to the new environment in Japan.

The Aoyama Gakuin Chat Room (Aoyama Campus)

Chat Room, open every weekday, facilitates international exchange through communication in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. In the English/Chinese/Korean sessions, international students serve as "Chat Leaders" who lead discussions to promote cultural exchange and at the same time help improve communication skills in a casual setting. The Japanese sessions, on the other hand, are designed for international students who want to learn about Japanese culture and improve their Japanese conversation skills.