The Language Exchange Program (LEP) gives study abroad students an opportunity to learn Japanese while building friendships with Toyo University students on and off campus. Throughout the year, a number of events are held to encourage study abroad students gain a deeper understanding of Japan and its culture.
The English Community Zone (ECZ) is a space where any student enrolled at Toyo University can come and participate in various programs and informal conversations in English (other languages may be included). Its primary objective is to provide opportunities for students to be exposed to and learn different cultures and perspectives so that they can be better equipped in international/multicultural settings. The International Affairs Office is responsible for the overall management of the ECZ, but its day-to-day administration is delegated to a team of selected Toyo students made up of regular students as well as study abroad students. All study abroad students are always welcome to come to the ECZ to make friends with Japanese students and have fun!
The International Affairs Office implements a home-stay program for international students. During that period, many events including a BBQ party and Japanese cultural experiences such as the tea ceremony are held. This is also a good chance to experience Japanese family life.
Throughout the year, a number of events are held to encourage study abroad students to gain a deeper understanding of Japan and its culture. A rice planting event and the Sumo experience are some of the cultural events popular among study abroad students.