TOHO GAKUEN International Students Support Center
A lot of international students from around the world are studying at TOHO GAKUEN. International student advisors and International Students Support Center staff, who are always available at each school, help international students adjust to school life in Japan. All kinds of consultation is available from entrance until after graduation.The International Students Support Center provides students from abroad with various kinds of support, including help with Japanese-language skills and everyday life issues such as finding an apartment or dormitory. It also sponsors friendly exchange gatherings with graduates and helps international students with legal procedures, such as changing their visas from student visas to working visas.
About TOHO GAKUEN
TOHO GAKUEN is a professional training college accredited by the Tokyo metropolitan government. Upon completion of the school’s two-year course, a diploma is awarded, which gives students a huge advantage when seeking employment in Japan.
The school buildings of TOHO GAKUEN are concentrated in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. Shinjuku is a convenient location that provides easy access to other areas in Tokyo. Students can go to Shibuya, Harajuku, Odaiba, Roppongi, Akihabara, and Ikebukuro by train, subway, or other means of transportation.
TOHO GAKUEN does not have a special dormitory for international students to stay, but we can introduce to a designated student facility or special dormitory for international students. Rooms are furnished and 2 meals (breakfast and supper) are provided. Cost of dormitory with 2 meals starts at JPY58,400 per month.
※We recommend you apply in advance.
Apartment / condominium
TOHO GAKUEN will help you find an apartment or condominium to rent. A guarantor is usually required to live in an apartment or condominium; TOHO GAKUEN serves as the guarantor for international students who have completed the enrollment procedure and have been accepted using the "International Student Housing Compensation System" .The rent for living by yourself is approximately JPY60,000 to 70,000 per month.
Student Commuter Passes
International students of TOHO GAKUEN can purchase commuter passes for trains and busses (at a discount off regular fares).
By acquiring permission to engage in activities other than those permitted under the status of residence previously granted, an international student can engage in part-time work up to 28 hours per week. However, because our school offers a lot of practical training, it may be difficult to balance work with school, depending on the department. Please consult your advisor.
TOHO GAKUEN has a Japanese-language class in which students can study business Japanese. The class aims to teach conversational Japanese and business etiquette that are needed to find employment in Japan. These classes are recommended to those who would like to improve their Japanese skills.
Friendly Exchange Gatherings for International Students and Alumni Reunions
To strengthen ties among fellow international students, friendly exchange gatherings for international students and other such efforts are made. At the school festival, international students operate vending booths and conduct other activities. In addition, reunions with TOHO GAKUEN alumni are held overseas.