*The content of this page is included in the Guidebook for International Students.
During your stay in Japan, you may encounter difficulties because of differences in language, culture, customs and so on. You may also need time to adjust to life in an unfamiliar environment and may experience homesickness or culture shock. Counseling and consultation services are available for international students studying on our campus. If you need any help regarding your academic or everyday life or wish to talk to someone about your problems, please feel free to visit the Consultation Room.
An intercultural mental health counselor is at hand to assist in concerns of any kind, be it studies, daily life or inter-personal relationships (Online Service – Skype, Telephone Consultation Available).
You may also wish to speak with the counselor at the Health Administration Center (On appointment casis). Prior appointment can be made directly at the Health Administration Center or by phone.
Consultation Regarding Your Studies and Life in Japan
We provide consultation services concerning your studies, classes and daily life in Japan (Sessions can be held in Japanese or English).
*You may consult A.P. Sasaki through email. Direct consultation sessions can be held in Japanese, English or Chinese.
Each faculty also has advisors for international students. Please feel free to talk to any of the staff members if you require any assistancce. If you have any other questions or require any assistance outside of the consultation hours listed by each advisor, please contact us on the below phone number.
Counseling for Harassment
In order to lead a stress -free and truly enjoyable student life, quick resolution of harassment issues is crucial. If you know of any classmates or friends who may be facing harassment, do tell them about the counseling services vailable on campus. Speaking to someone about the problems you are facing is important, and the complete privacy of all individuals and counseling content is guaranteed.
The Harassment Counseling and Support Center is an independent department of the University, specializing in harassment issues. Professional counselors and on-campus counselors are available at the Center.
To lead a stress-free and truly enjoyable student life, quick resolution of harassment issues is crucial. If you know of any classmates or friends who may be facing harassment, do tell them about the counseling services available on campus. All counseling services are confidential.
* Office hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 17:00 (except for Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays)
*Contact: 098-895-8732 (ext. 2892), firstname.lastname@example.org
*Website (Japanese): http://w3.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/harassment/
*Leaflet (English): http://w3.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/harassment/file/leaflet_en.pdf
Ms. Kayoko Sasaki (Associate Professor, Global Education Center)