Residence Halls - Live with Japanese university students and young professionals—each hall is configured differently. They are single-sex, privately managed, and offer single rooms with shared common spaces and bathrooms. The residence halls offer a meal plan that provides breakfast and dinner from Monday through Saturday (no meals are provided on Sundays or public holidays). The cuisine features typical Japanese set menus. There is also a common kitchen for student use, and rental refrigerators are available for student rooms for an additional cost.
Homestays - Live with a host family and forge life-long friendships while you learn about Japanese customs, manners, and cuisine. Accommodations vary by placement. Hosts provide breakfast and dinner seven days a week. Homestay opportunities may be limited and have an additional cost to cover the cost of meals.
Shared Apartments - Live with Japanese university students, other IES Abroad students, and young Japanese professionals in this privately managed co-ed building. Each apartment suite of 3-4 residents is single-sex, and offers single rooms. You will share a kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine with your roommates. There is also a large communal kitchen, communal bath, and student lounge for all residents to use. Meals are not included.
KUIS Student Apartments: Live in your own private bedroom with a private bathroom. You will share a large communal kitchen, laundry room, and common spaces with other residents in the building. Most residents in the co-ed apartment building are KUIS students, and floors are divided by gender. Meals are not included.
Whether staying with a host family or in a residence hall, you will likely commute 40 to 90 minutes, as do most Japanese residents in the Tokyo area. From the apartments, your commute will likely be 50 to 60 minutes. If you have particularly high commuting costs, you will receive a monthly subsidy from IES Abroad.