From this semester, international students have a new place to turn to for some extra support in the form of a new student-run help desk.
The service, which officially began on April 1, aims to help international students adjust to being in Japan by providing assistance, such as explaining procedures at government offices and hospitals, translating notices and giving directions to places around campus.
Most of the students who man the desk have experience studying abroad and can relate to the challenges of being a foreigner trying to fit in. So stop by, and don't be shy about asking for help. For now, the desk is mainly bilingual in Japanese and English, but can also offer other language support that the students on duty speak.
Title: International Student Help Desk
Location: 2nd floor, Kawauchi Kita Campus, Education and Student Support Center.(Map)
Hours: Weekdays from 10:30am to 5pm.
No appointment is necessary and it is of course, free.
Contact:Rumi WatanabeGlobal Learning CenterTohoku University Institute for Excellence in Higher EducationEmail: rumi.watanabe.c5tohoku.ac.jp
Tel: (022) 795-4988