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Campus Life

1. Housing
Nagoya University operates two mixed Japanese/international student dormitories, and a number of dormitories used exclusively by international students All NUPACE students are generally accommodated in the former type : International Ohmeikan (a ten-minute walk from Higashiyama campus), and International Residence – Daiko (a twenty-minute subway ride). In both dormitories, each individual study/bed–room is fully furnished and installed with a unit bathroom, with kitchens being shared.
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2.  Counselling
All schools at Nagoya University house international student advising or exchange facilities at which international students may consult on matters concerning their studies and daily life in Japan. In addition, Global Engagement Center Support Team possesses expertise in supporting international students with regard to mental health and disability issues. Complementary to services provided by these professionals, the faculty and staff of NUPACE endeavour to render the stay of overseas students a more comfortable and fulfilling one by offering additional advising and resource services in areas including administrative procedures, academic issues, scholarships, accomodation, immigration and residence procedure, daily life, and general health.

3. Computer Access
All Nagoya University students, including NUPACE students, have access to computers running on the Microsoft Windows operating system, located on campus. The university computer labs do not offer a twenty-four hour service, however, and students in possession of their own laptops are strongly recommended to bring these to Japan. Internet services are provided free-of-charge in university accommodation.

4. Tutors (Buddy System)
All NUPACE students are eligible to receive the services of a tutor, a fellow student majoring in a similar field of study. Tutoring assistance is available for fifteen hours per semester, and tutors' responsibilities may include, 1) assistance with university paperwork and official procedures after arrival, 2) advice on the use of university facilities related to aca-demic studies, 3) assistance and guidance with regard to lectures, research, experiments, course preparation, and reports, 4) Japanese language and conversation support, and 5) the introduc-tion of Japanese culture and customs.

5.  Extracurricular Activities
Nagoya University has a wide range of cultural and sports clubs, officially boasting fifty-three of the former and forty-three of the latter, with a total membership of 3,500 students. These provide international and Japanese students with an excellent opportunity to mix, and thus participate in a cross-cultural learning experience.

6.  Cross-cultural Exchange Groups
There is a host of volunteer groups involved with international students both amongst the campus community and outside. These depend for their existence on the co-operation of each and every international student, and greatly contribute to enriching student and community life. Information on these groups will be made available at the general orientation for NUPACE students.

7.  Exchange Activities outside Nagoya
During the spring, summer and winter vacations, various associations host home-visits or camping activities. If taken advantage of properly, these present an excellent opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge of Japan at comparatively little cost.

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