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UGA Exchange - Meiji University : Reviews (Tokyo)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by UGA StudyAway
Program Evaluation
Academic Year 2015 Participant
Safety in Japan is the best that I have ever seen. the location is especially wonderful (nakano campus) and transportation is amazing. Trains come once every 5 to 10 minutes and are never late unless there is an accident or rain. Everything is extremely clean even though there are no public trash cans ANYWHERE. Excursions that you choose to go on and look up are once in a life time opportunities. I got to see the emperor make a speech, be in hot springs with snow monkeys, go skiing, visit a traditional Japanese house, etc. Coolest activities ever.

 

Academic Year 2015 Participant
Every class except language classes are once a week for 1.5 hours
Most classes do not have midterms.
Almost all classes grading system is based only on attendance, participation, and the final.
(Finals are almost always essays)

 

Academic Year 2017 Participant
Tokyo is a huge place with an incredible number of things to do, with a multitude of parks, shrines, museums, restaurants, shopping centers, etc. all located within the city proper. Just outside the city in any direction, which can easily be accessed by train, you can find mountains, beaches, ski resorts, forests, temples, volcanoes, and more; any other parts of Japan or Asia that you might possibly want to visit are just a short, relatively inexpensive flight away.

 

Academic Year 2015 Participant
I had my own apartment

 

Academic Year 2017 Participant
My dorm, the Izumi International House, was a great place to live, with adequate facilities and a good sense of community built together with the other international students. Cleaning staff came in once a week to help out. The location is very convenient, in a nice residential neighborhood right next to grocery stores, restaurants, a train station, and Izumi campus. If you're not used to sleeping on a futon, the bed might be slightly uncomfortable, but the private room with a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, shared kitchen and laundry room, is much nicer than the UGA dorm I stayed in my first year.

 

Academic Year 2017 Participant
The cafeteria offers decent food for a relatively cheap price,but I often opted to buy boxed lunches or eat out at cheap-ish restaurants near the campus.

 

Academic Year 2017 Participant
The university offers many events targeted towards international students, and there are clubs that promote Japanese-international friendship and language exchange. One of my favorite experiences in Japan was being part of a traditional Japanese festival organized by our dorm and neighborhood community.

 

Academic Year 2017 Participant
It was easy to get any assistance necessary, and the university exchange student farewell program tied everything together nicely. Information was easily accessible.

 

Academic Year 2015 Participant
Always plan ahead. Also, get to Japan before school starts so you can travel. They have no breaks once classes start.

 

Academic Year 2015 Participant
Studying in Meiji is an amazing opportunity. Don't worry about missing a few classes and travel as much as possible. If you don't, you'll really regret it.