Dormitory Information

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Dormitory Information

The International Student Dormitory (Residence Uzumasa A) is attached to the South Building on Kyoto Uzumasa Campus, making it a very convenient place to live. The South Building features a library and workshop that are open 24 hours a day, allowing students to pursue their studies whenever they wish. Furthermore, the Student Dormitory is an international residence that houses Japanese and overseas students together. Through this international exchange experience, students can deepen their understanding of diverse cultures and values and cultivate themselves into global, ethical professionals who are capable of tackling complex issues with expert knowledge, multidisciplinary insight, creative thinking and panoramic perspective. Please note that students may only live in the dormitory for the first year of their study at KUAS, after which they must seek housing outside of campus.

Dormitory fees
Key money* 23,000 JPY
Room rent ** 63,000 JPY /month
Bedding fee 1,650 JPY /month

*Key money includes the GCL program fee and dorm maintenance fees.
**Room rent includes weekday meals (2/day) and internet access.

Students who wish to rent a room in the dormitory must apply using the form in their admission acceptance email, after which the university will provide them with a move-in schedule and rent payment details.

GCL Program

A unique extracurricular initiative called the Global Communication and Leadership (GCL) Program will be provided to all students living in the International Student Dormitory to further improve their intercultural communication and leadership skills. The goal of this program is to (1) develop presentation skills and (2) practice teamwork through group projects in English. Various instructors will be invited from both inside and outside the university to conduct lectures and exercises in an atmosphere different from regular classes. This program will also be useful for job hunting preparation, as it is designed to help students learn more about the world, improve their presentation skills, and collaborate with students from other countries.
The GCL program gatherings are scheduled to occur once a week between 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM during the school year. The program consists of two tracks: the Communication Track (C Track) for developing communication skills and the Leadership Track (L track) for developing leadership skills. Each track will run parallel to each other and consist of lectures combined with small group exercises. Lectures will cover a wide range of topics, including practical, social and cultural issues. In addition to lecturers from KUAS, a wide range of guest lecturers will be invited from NPOs, companies, and lecturers from other universities.

<Communication Track> 
The C Track consists of two parts: lectures by professional instructors and small group activities. The groups will consist of about five students. Activities will follow a set of rules as students discuss topics that are fun and interesting to them. Group members will periodically change to allow for all dormitory residents to familiarize themselves. One notable feature of the C track is the implementation of “Speechcraft," a program that helps students gain confidence in their speaking abilities. Speechcraft was developed by the global non-profit educational institution Toastmasters International in order to improve professional's presentation skills. Toastmasters has expanded to 143 countries all over the world, with just under 4400 members active in 203 clubs in Japan. In the C Track, a variety of lecturers, including instructors from Toastmasters, will be invited to speak at the dormitory. At the end of the semester, a speech contest will be held to allow students to gauge their own progress.
<Leadership Track> 
In the L Track, students can learn leadership and teamwork skills by choosing assignments and setting goals together. Each group will consist of around 10 students, typically from the same dormitory floor. The challenges to be addressed are selected from Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced by the lecturers. These are international goals that “aim for a sustainable and better world by 2030,” as stated in the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015. There are 17 themes, including poverty, education, gender equality, clean energy, community development, and marine issues. By working on these topics, the students will learn in-depth about global issues and propose solutions to their lecturers as a team. (Communication skills learned in the C track will prove useful in the L track as well.) Outside of the program, each team will need to conduct research, prepare presentation materials and exchange opinions. Students are encouraged to use the shared lounges on each floor for group work. RAs will also provide advice and guidance on collecting research materials while providing their own opinion to the program participants. At the end of the semester, a speech contest will be held to allow students to gauge their group’s progress.