For international students, Center for Global Partnerships and Education will provide you with information and support to help you make informed choices about your academic career at OU. You can also attend WAWA events to practice your Japanese and visit the L-café to get help and make new friends.
Japanese language courses are open to all international students at OU. There are seven levels of instruction, ranging from classes to serve those with no Japanese skills to advanced level. The classes are FREE and in some levels you can learn about Japanese modern culture and movies while improving grammar, writing and reading skills.
Housing for International students
We have two dormitories and an International house for international students. In the students’ dormitory, there are Japanese resident assistants (RA) who can help you adjust to life in Okayama. A new Share House for both international and Japanese students was opened in April, 2016.
Learning Japanese Culture Programs
What kind of university experience are you interested in? How does working in the fields in a traditional village sound? Or experiencing local culture such as Daimyo Gyoretsu or rice-planting? We offer various programs such as these for you to get the best out of life in Japan.