Most UCEAP students in Tohoku stay at either the International House or University House Sanjo and commute via campus shuttle, bus, or bicycle. Each single room is more like a small, one-room apartment than a dorm room. The International House provides housing for international students and researchers and serves as a forum for international communication. Most residents are foreign students from other parts of Asia. The International House usually becomes available for occupancy in late September. Rooms are single and each has a kitchen, refrigerator, closet, desk, chair, and phone. Heaters are provided for the colder months. There are common shower rooms, toilets, and laundry facilities. University House Sanjo is a dormitory where Japanese and foreign students live together in 8-bedroom apartment units. The rooms are furnished with desk, chair, closet, and bookshelf. Shared shower and bathrooms are located in a common area of each unit.
At a Glance
- Tohoku arranges housing for you. Rooms in the two dormitories are assigned by a random lottery process. You may not choose in which dormitory or room you’ll be placed.
- You pay the dormitory directly (in yen) when you move in. Utilities are paid separately. Be prepared to pay for a semester at a time. See the UCEAP Student Budget for estimated housing costs.
- You can use the phone line for an Internet connection. You must sign up with an Internet service provider on your own. You are responsible for all charges.
- There are phones in the rooms. You are responsible for all phone charges.
- Each room has a small kitchen and a refrigerator. You can purchase cooking utensils. A small grocery store and a convenience store are located close to the International House.
- You can purchase your own linens or rent bedding monthly.