National and public universities: The University of Tokyo, Yokohama National University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Nagoya University, etc.
Private universities: Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Sophia University, Chuo University, Kanagawa University, etc.
Art universities/colleges: Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Tokyo Zokei University, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Nihon University College of Art, etc.
National and public universities: The University of Tokyo, Yokohama National University, Saitama University, etc. (including research students)
Private universities: Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University, Kanagawa University, etc. (including research students)
Art universities/colleges: Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Nihon University College of Art, Kyushu University, etc. (including research students)
Yokohama Design College, Yokohama Technoauto College, Bunka Fashion College, Nihon Kogakuin College, Kuwasawa Design School, Yokohama System Engineering College, etc.
Major distribution companies, major automobile companies, restaurants, import and sales companies, English teachers, IT companies, etc.
At Yokohama Design College, I was able to make a lot of friends from around the world and learn the Japanese language, culture and history through a variety of unique events.
My student life was worry-free thanks to the International Center that gave me specific support in my everyday life.
[Year of graduation] October 2015
I’m glad that the teachers at Yokohama Design College were really dedicated and willing to answer any questions. The classes were also very innovative and exciting.
[Year of graduation] March 2017
It was great to spend one year at Yokohama Design College (YDC) to study the Japanese language. They have very solid educational programs (e.g., Japanese, art education), and I also learned a lot about the Japanese culture.
Since YDC has students from around the world, I learned not only about Japanese but also about other cultures around the world. It was really stimulating and interesting.
As for the Japanese language, the program focused on daily conversation practice in addition to regular studying, such as preparation for tests. Come to think of it, these classes were really effective.
Also, since I specialize in fine art, it was wonderful to have the great program to prepare for the art exam. Many other students were also interested in going to an art university, both undergraduate and graduate programs. So, I was able to study with other motivated students with similar interests. In the end, I was admitted to Musashino Art University.
[Year of graduation] March 2017
They gave me not only Japanese language education but also detailed guidance to prepare for a college education. These programs were beneficial because I wanted to go to college in Japan.
While students are mostly from Asia at many Japanese language schools, YDC has students from around the world. Interacting with people from many different cultures was great.
I think the most important thing in learning a language is to actually use it.
So, don’t be shy! Let’s use Japanese to your teachers and classmates whenever you can. The more you use it, the more confident you can become.
You may struggle at first, not understanding the language in the unfamiliar Japanese environment. But keep working and never give up.
You only have a limited amount of time to study at a Japanese language school. So, please make the most of the limited time as a student. You can do it!
[Year of graduation] March 2014