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 & the 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.
  • 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! There will be a kick-off session (scheduled online) in the afternoon (13:00 - 15:00 pm) on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

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 25, 2022 at 23:59 (JST).
Registration for 2022 Fall Semester *Applications are now closed.

(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


Watching Waseda-Keio Baseball Match




Japanese Speech Contest for International Students

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