Category Archives: housing

IUC Series: Housing – Monthly Mansion vs. Apartment

Wondering what to do about IUC housing? We plan on featuring a couple different articles on the subject with all the basic info you need! A guest contributor here at Shinpai Deshou, Karen will be starting us off. Enjoy! ** When considering … Continue reading

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Is Home Stay in Japan right for you?

The decision whether to do a home stay or to live in a dorm while studying abroad is a personal one.  In order to make this decision effectively, you need to honestly evaluate yourself – specifically, what you can handle … Continue reading

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Choosing an unaffiliated homestay

Usually when you study abroad in Japan through your home institution as an undergrad, you get asked the big question: dorm or homestay? Most Japanese universities affiliated with sister institutions (for example, Gettysburg College is affiliated with Kansai Gaidai, and … Continue reading

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Site review: GaijinPot

Living in a foreign country can be one of the most frustrating experiences a person goes through, especially if they aren’t equipped with a full grasp of the language and culture, or a solid set of people and material resources … Continue reading

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