Life in Japan

Where You'll be Studying

While in Japan, the group will be hosted by Miyazaki Municipal University, located in the vibrant city of Miyazaki. This university campus specializes in offering comprehensive education in various fields, particularly engineering and architecture, catering to the needs of first and second-year students.

Miyazaki city is renowned for its academic atmosphere, housing Miyazaki Municipal University alongside other esteemed educational institutions. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, Miyazaki city boasts a stunning natural setting, bordered by mountains and offering breathtaking views. Situated in the southern part of Japan, Miyazaki city provides a unique cultural experience distinct from urban centers, yet remains easily accessible by various modes of transportation.

Explore Miyazaki Municipal University's campus through their promotional materials and gain insight into student life in Miyazaki by following social media hashtags such as #MiyazakiMunicipalUniversity and #Miyazakivisit.


While at Miyazaki Municipal University, students will be accommodated in shared apartments contracted by the university. These are small Japanese-style lodgings with futons, a kitchenette and bathroom. Students will generally share an apartment with other students in the group. Housing accommodations are subject to change depending on availability.

At Miyazaki Municipal University, students have various food options on campus and in Miyazaki city. On campus, there are diverse dining choices, including traditional Japanese and international cuisine. Miyazaki city offers affordable food options such as pizza parlors and French-style bakeries. Local noodle shops serve delicious dishes like tempura, sushi, and bento boxes at reasonable prices, allowing students to enjoy authentic Japanese flavors without overspending.


The program includes cultural activities and several organized field trips which may include: 

  • Miyazaki: Sado (Tea Ceremony), Takachiho-town, 1-day excursions in Aya-town, Nichinan-city, Ebino-city, Kirishima-city.
  • Tokyo: TeamLab Planets, TOP Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, MiPig CafĂ© (if reservations available), Tokyo National Museum, Nezu Museum, Tokyo Municipal Tower, Shibuya.
  • Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Monkey Park, Hanami-Koji Street, Samurai Ninja experience, Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and Tori Gates, Yasaka Shrine.

Additional Optional Activities: Other field trips are optional and may require an additional fee. There will also be plenty of opportunity to do your own exploring using convenient public transport or tour specialists.

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