H OUSING Three options: Apartment Home Stay Kajiwara House
L IVING W ITH A H OST F AMILY Meals / Food Toilets, bath Saving energy Internet Provided House expectations Follow Customs Gifts IT VARIES A LOT
L IVING W ITH A H OST F AMILY Dos Say Yes Engage Invite Respect Help Out Dont Be Wasteful Discuss Money (and other sensitive topics) Wait Be Shy
M EETING J APANESE S TUDENTS DESA / KIXS Joining Clubs (CIP) Student Auditors Other International Students Be Outgoing!
T YPICAL D AY 7:15 Wake Up 7:15 – 8:15 AM Breakfast / Get Ready 8:20 – 9:00 Commute 9:10 – 12:00 (2 hours only) Language Classes 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 13:10 – 19:00 Afternoon Classes Free Time Commute Homework + Host Family Time 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner 20:00 – 23:00 HW + Host Family 23:00 Sleep!
L OGISTICS - S AFETY Very Safe! Chikan / Womens Only Cars
L OGISTICS - M ONEY CASH BASED SOCIETY ¥ ¥ ¥ Utilize CitiBank and Post Office ATMS ( ) Exchange rates. Have access to multiple sources of money Transportation and food stipends from KCJS Exchange rate / Endaka ( ) $1 ~ ¥80
L OGISTICS - C OMMUNICATION Cell Phones 3 companies – Softbank, NTT Docomo, Au Try to get phones from SCTI??? Prepaid plans buy phone cards at convenience stores Use texting (mail / ) over calling. ¥3000 for unlimited Mail Send it to the KCJS center Have a reliable way of staying in touch with loved ones
(K ANSAI - BEN / K YOTO - BEN ) Ooki ni arigatou Akan dame Meccha totemo Chau chigau Honma hontou ni Aho baka ~ya da ~wa ~yo ~de ~yo Tabeharu taberu (only Kyoto)
C ULTURAL D IFFERENCES AVOID SMASH Talking on the phone and eating on trains Talking on the phone in confined spaces Take shoes off indoors Punctuality Avoid eating while walking Dont leave chopsticks in food Nomikai ( )
KCJS P ROGRAM S TUFF Community Involvement Project (CIP) http://kcjs.jp/cip/blog/ http://kcjs.jp/cip/blog/ Language Partner Fall Trip Bowling