Students studying abroad at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) through UW-Platteville Education Abroad have the choice of three accommodation options, outlined below, at varying costs. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to live in apartments or in any other housing situation that is not approved by and under the direct supervision of the NUFS International Center staff. Naturally, some adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated with all of the accommodation options, but every effort will be made to provide an agreeable living situation.
The International Center at NUFS arranges homestays in the surrounding community, and students who choose and are accepted for the homestay option are placed in Japanese homes and truly become part of the family. Travel times to NUFS will vary greatly but generally range between 20 and 45 minutes, either by walking or public transportation. Depending on the location, travel costs are around 180 yen by busy each way, to be paid out-of-pocket by the student.
Most students are placed one per family, but some families will host between two and five students. The makeup, location, and type of accommodation (apartment, condominium, or home) will rage greatly, but all host families are very eager to share Japanese language and culture with American students. Some host families have a lenient attitude toward their student's social activities, but some insist that their students keep a regular schedule.
Included with the homestay and in the accommodation cost are seven breakfasts and seven evening meals each week, and additional meals are paid for out-of-pocket and arranged by the student.
Wi-Fi is included with the accommodation at no additional cost. However, adjustments with regard to speed and availability must be anticipated.
Laundry can typically be done for free in the homestays, but as dryers are not common in Japan, dryers are typically not found in the home.
The homestay cost is paid by the student upon arrival in Nagasaki. Please see the NUFS Dates and Program Cost page for the current homestay accommodation cost and NUFS Housing Office’s website for additional information: http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/english/housing.html
All students have the option to live in the International House. Located at a convenient site neighboring the campus, residents enjoy an easy 10 minute walk to NUFS.
The International House has nine floors and about 300 students residing there. Residents live in single or double rooms and each room is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, electric range, air conditioner/heater, telephone, closet, and a private bathroom complete with a toilet and sink.
The International House has a cafeteria which students can choose to eat at or students can also choose to cook on their own. Students may pay for the food service available in the dormitory cafeteria in advance or on a monthly basis out-of-pocket. Paying on a monthly basis gives students the flexibility to change their eating options each month (e.g. choosing food service in April, cooking on their own in May, using food service again in June, etc.).
There is wi-fi throughout the International House, and students can connect for 1,000 yen per month via their own devices or using the computers in the common space. Naturally, adjustments with regard to speed and availability must be anticipated.
Community washing machines are available in the hall and the cost is to be paid out-of-pocket by the student. As dryers are not common in Japan, dryers are typically not available.
The cost of staying at the International House, including any entry fees, are paid by the student upon arrival in Nagasaki. Please see the NUFS Dates and Program Cost page for the current International House accommodation cost and NUFS Housing Office’s website for additional information: http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/english/housing.html