Kansai Gaidai offers its international students two types of housing arrangements: homestay or residence hall (Global Commons -YUI-). Both arrangements provide students with many opportunities to experience Japanese life and culture first-hand.
Since there are no facilities available for students who come with spouse and/or children, students who have accompanying members will be asked to secure their own housing.
A homestay offers an excellent learning opportunity to help acquire knowledge about Japanese language and culture, but more importantly, contribute to the personal growth of the participating student. Living with a Japanese family will provide students with an environment to develop their language skills and to understand the daily life, values, and customs of Japanese people first hand.
[Residence Hall, Global Commons -YUI-]
Global Commons -YUI- serves as an international residence. Approximately 50% of its residents are local students who are eager to share their experiences with international students. Various cultural activities are held to promote international friendship.
Some students make their own off-campus housing arrangements. Peculiarities of Japanese rental arrangements could make apartment living rather expensive, and Japanese apartments are almost always completely unfurnished. Nonetheless, a limited number of places have been found in the vicinity of the university.