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Study Abroad at HAKODATE UNIVERSITY

About Hakodate City

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Hakodate City is located at the south end of Hokkaido (the northernmost of the four major islands of Japanese archipelago), facing Tsugaru Straits which separate Hokkaido from Honshu (the main island). Major Industries of Hakodate are tourism and fishery. Although there are many tourist attractions in this city, the most popular is the night view from the top of Mt. Hakodate, which is said to be one of "three major night views in Japan.“

Hakodate is one of the first ports in Japan, which were opened to the Western countries. The influence of the Western cultures in the early 19th century still remains in the Bay Area and the Motomachi Area, which add to the tourist attraction.

Because of its location, the climate in Hakodate is mild for Hokkaido, with the summer highest temperature around 25 degrees Celsius in summer (from July to August) and the lowest temperature around -5 degrees Celsius in winter(from December to March).

For information for international students to live in Hakodate
http://www.hif.or.jp/hakodatelife/

About Hakodate University

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Hakodate University is a single-faculty college founded in 1965 with an authorized quota of 120 students per scholastic year. The only faculty we have is the Faculty of Commerce consisting of three courses; Business Management, Market Creation, and International English. Our education is based on our founder’s guiding principles of “Gratitude,” “Common Sense,” and “Action.” We are developing a curriculum incorporating the idea and the practice of Active Learning. We have sister schools in five countries (Australia, the United States, England, Korea, and China) and are trying to promote international exchange.

For long-term exchange students, Hakodate University provides university owned furnished apartments.
Although finding an apartment in Japan is not easy for foreigner, we will secure an apartment for an exchange student when admitted, so there is no need to find an apartment on your own.
The apartment is furnished with a bed, refrigerator, washing machine, desk, curtains.
The rent is 12,000 per month. (Utility costs are not included.)
You can walk to university on foot in ten minutes. In addition, a shopping mall, convenience stores, and even hot springs are within walking distance.

Benefits of Studying at a Small School

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The major benefits of studying at a small school are “Care/Support” and “Communication.”
The University staff will accompany and support exchange students in such initial procedures as registration at the City Hall, opening a bank account, and a mobile phone contract.
Besides the daily interaction with Japanese students, the teaching staff, and the office staff, there are several events exchange students can join for more interaction.

Campus Calendar

2015 Campus Calendar
First Semester
Orientation March 25
Semester Commences April 9
National Holiday (Showa Day) April 29
National Holiday (Constitution Day) May 3
National Holiday (Greenery Day) May 4
National Holiday (Children's Day) May 5
National Holiday (Marine Day) July 20
Semester Concludes July 29
Examinations July 30 - August 5
Second Semester
Semester Commences September 24
National Holiday (Sports Day) October 12
Campus Festival October 18
National Holiday (Culture Day) November 3
National Holiday (Labor Thanksgiving Day) November 23
Winter Break December 23 - January 11
Semester Resumes January 12
Semester Concludes February 1
Examinations February 2 - 8

Contact Us

Hakodate University
51-1 Takaokacho
Hakodate-shi , Hokkaido 042-0955
Japan

Tel +81 138 57 1181
Fax +81 138 57 0298
E-mail soumu@hakodate-u.ac.jp

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