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3.75 / 5 based on 24 reviews
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Weerada
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Graduate, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
International University of Japan
3.0/5
Academic
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.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
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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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Sudhanshu
International University of Japan, Niigata-ken, Japan
Business Studies, Graduate, MBA
International University of Japan
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Everthing from the study point is very well explained. Except for the culture which you cannot study before.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
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.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
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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Weerada
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Graduate, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
International University of Japan
3.0/5
Expenses
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.
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Nightlife, Food, Housing, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from 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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Weerada
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Graduate, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
International University of Japan
3.0/5
Languages
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 the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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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Sudhanshu
International University of Japan, Niigata-ken, Japan
Business Studies, Graduate, MBA
International University of Japan
3.5/5
Housing
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
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
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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Weerada
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
International Relations, Graduate, Received the Matsushita (Panasonic) Scholarship to study her
International University of Japan
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
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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