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International University of Japan (IUJ)

International University of Japan, Yamato-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun 949-7277, JAPAN, Niigata-ken
3.75 / 5 based on 24 reviews.
Description:
The International University of Japan is a professional school whose primary purpose is to educate capable young people, developing a high level of interdisciplinary and knowledge which they can put to use in the international arena


Programmes
Accreditations
80% of students recommend
24 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (24)
Student life
3.4/5
5 stars (0)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
4.1/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
3.9/5
1 star (0)
If coming to Japan, would suggest everyone to learn atleast one level of Japanese. Makes your life very much easier. Read Review
Sudhanshu, India

24 reviews of International University of Japan

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HOUSING    
by Sudhanshu, International University of Japan, Niigata-ken, Japan
Business Studies, MBA
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Since the campus is located a little away from the nearest city, it is more convinient to stay, with decent transportation and reasonable accomodation. Plus you get to interact with a wide range of people from various nationalities
Personal comments:
It's pretty decent, and they have provided facilities to get most of the bare necessities. Other extra things that people may want is available at very reasonable prices during the flea markets, which are put up in campus almost once a month
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Weerada, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
This is a very isolated university - it's in a small village four hours from Japan. There are hardly any bars and night life is almost non-existent except for the small private parties by individuals on campus. There are, however, lots of places to visit such as parks, skiing, snowboarding, horse-riding, temples, etc but you need your own car, which could be a tad costly.
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ACADEMIC    
by Weerada, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
There are not a lot of courses as there are not a lot of students. Classes are small, but you get to develop a pretty close relationship with the teachers and supervisors.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Perhaps more activities and less arbitrary grading, and possibly many other areas for students to develop their skills such as more student organizations, field trips, study groups, presentations, etc.

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by Weerada, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
The university teaches in English and we were allowed to take Japanese as a second language. The Japanese courses were very intensive, but we had little opportunity for practise as most of the students are international students and we did not get much chance to mingle with local Japanese students our age or the local community, though some students did have a language exchange partner and joined some Japanese culture clubs.
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EXPENSES    
by Weerada, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Japan is *very* expensive due to the costs of living...I wouldn't have been able to cope with the costs had I not been on the full scholarship which paid a sufficient amount of stipend each month.
Telephone, Food, Housing, Nightlife, Travel, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Most students are on scholarships at the universities. Even students on private funds are able to apply for scholarships later on. There are also opportunites for earning a lot of money - and many people make huge savings - if you have the time such as teaching English or working in the library or computer labs.
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OVERALL    
by Sudhanshu, International University of Japan, Niigata-ken, Japan
Business Studies, MBA
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Everthing from the study point is very well explained. Except for the culture which you cannot study before.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Has an Excellent set of Inernational Students from over 50 Countries. The course is designed for everyones understanding and diverse backgrounds. Though it can be made a little more tougher than it currently is.



FINAL COMMENTS

If coming to Japan, would suggest everyone to learn atleast one level of Japanese. Makes your life very much easier.
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