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Tokyo Housing and Student Life

Students studying at Obirin live in the student residence halls: Fuchinobe International House, or Fuchinobe International House 2.

Both residence halls are conveniently located near JR Fuchinobe station, just a short ride by shuttle bus to the Machida Campus, where most classes are held. All rooms are single occupancy, fully furnished, with internet access. There are also laundry and kitchen facilities on site. Students are responsible for their own meals. A caretaker/security personnel are on site 24 hours a day.

Housing for Summer Intensive Japanese Program

Summer intensive students live at Tama Hills International House, a short free shuttle ride from campus.

Students have the choice of single or double rooms. The Tama Hills International House has a gym, racquetball courts, ping-pong tables, training room, and an outdoor field. All facilities can be used free of charge. It is located next to a park where Japanese families picnic and play frisbee on weekends. For Hello Kitty fans, she lives at Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park, five minutes away!

Campus Life and Activities

Cultural Activities
Obirin's Center for International Studies offers a varied program of cultural activities and excursions in and around Tokyo for participants in Reconnaissance Japan. Most of these activities will be arranged for weekends or on weekdays when classes are over in order to ensure maximum participation.

Please note that a separate fee will be charged for participation in some activities. 

Campus Activities
In addition to the formal program activities, Reconnaissance Japan Program students are also encouraged to take part in club or social activities on campus. Japanese college students invest tremendous amounts of their time in extracurricular activities. Most students are involved in at least one or two clubs, which can be either cultural or athletic in nature. Taking part in club life is one of the best ways to learn how the Japanese have fun. 

Visit the Obirin Student Life website to learn more about clubs on campus.