Interaction with Keio students

Keio Tomodachi Program (Buddy)

Why join the buddy program?

    • Learn about Japanese culture
    • Make friends & build a network
    • Learn tips & secrets about Tokyo & Keio
    • You get to practice Japanese


How it works?

            • Buddies are students at Keio University who volunteer to introduce you to the Japanese way of life.
            • As a participant in the Keio Tomodachi Program, you will be part of a buddy group that consists of approximately 2-3 buddies and 3-4 international students.
            • From September 15 to 22, one of your group members, Keio student will make a first contact with you via email so please check your email regularly and well communicate with your group members.
            • Each group decides what you would like to do within the framework of the Keio Tomodachi Program. It's everyone's responsibility to make it a success!

How to apply?

The application is quite simple.
All you have to do is register online from the following link.
The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 17 2023 at 09:00 a.m. in JST.

Registration for 2023 Fall Semester

(TBD) The Global Lounge and the Communication Lounge

The lounge is designed to be a welcoming and open space for all students, particularly for international students and Keio students interested in getting to know each other.
The Global Lounge is located at Mita campus and the Hiyoshi Communication Lounge is located at Hiyoshi campus.

Lunch @ Global Lounge


Meet with Keio/international students over lunch!

"Lunch @ Global Lounge" is held every day during lunch at the global lounge, Mita campus.
Don't miss this opportunity to practice Japanese you've learned and/or meet other students.



(FYI) Various Events Organized by International Center Student Staff (KOSMIC)

Welcome Party


Japanese Speech Contest for International Student

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