General Information

Campus Life Facilities


Over 2.3 million books in Japanese, Chinese, English, and other languages are housed in the Ritsumeikan libraries. Each participant will be given a library card. Enjoy those books while you study in the library. 

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Medical Service Center

The Medical Service Center offers medical assistance to students with health concerns. Consultations are available in English during certain times of the day.


A wide variety of food is available at the various cafeterias on campus at reasonable prices.

Computers and Information Equipment

Participants will be given a login ID and password, giving them access to the internet. The university also provides a campus-wide wireless network.


The University Cooperative (Co-op) offers everything from food, books, CDs, and even a travel service.


Ritsumeikan students play a great part in this program through their roles as volunteer buddies. Buddies will introduce participants to life on campus as well as provide assistance with daily life in Japan outside of class. They will also join participants on most fieldwork excursions in Japan Studies classes and also participate in the Japanese language classes as teaching assistants. By spending time with the buddies, participants can practice everyday conversation and at the same time make friends, both of which are highlights of the program.


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