While you are studying at SFC, you may face some difficulties and need some support or company.
Keio University has various support groups for international students which are officially approved. These groups are organized by current students and alumni to help you with life in Japan on and off-campus. The groups also arrange parties, events, and various opportunities to experience Japanese culture and tradition throughout the year.
Also, there are some other support available so please take advantage of information from this page!
International Student Support Groups
1. Support Groups Run by Students
Association for International Students is the Official Student Association in SFC (Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus) organized in 2016. Their goal is to bring all students together to make SFC a better place. They held events such as Circle Orientation, Thanksgiving Dinner, Kenkyukai Orientation, Christmas Party and more
KOSMIC (Keio Organization of Student Members of the International Center) is run by Keio University students and facilitates opportunities for international students to receive support from fellow students. It promotes exchange with international students through welcome parties, arranging conversation partners and Japanese speech contests, as well as various other activities and events. Mainly active at Mita Campus.
2. Support Groups Run by Alumni
Keio Welcome Net helps international students and researchers settle into life in Japan through various activities such as providing them with electronics and household appliances, and accompanying them to hospitals if needed.
Keio Fujin Mita-kai is a volunteer organization by Keio’s female alumni. Kamakura tea ceremony exhibition is held every year and many SFC international students join the event.
Tokyo Mita Club was founded in 1974 by Keio alumni. Tokyo Mita Club organizes various events and welcome parties to promote exchange with international students.
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) provides the useful information to support international students life. There are some programs available to International Students to continue their plan under the Covid-19.