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Meito Dormitory Voice: Laura, Brazil

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Laura 1st year Global BBA Student (from Brazil)

Our university offers international dormitories where both Japanese and international students reside - fostering an international community both on and off-campus where students can develop independence, a sense of responsibility, and diverse values.

Each dormitory is conveniently located for academic and club activities, allowing students to enjoy a safe and comfortable student life. We interviewed Laura a Global BBA student who joined NUCB in Spring 2023. She shares an insightful glimpse into her life in Japan and at Meito Dormitory and  offers practical advice on commute options to NUCB and shares essential tips for budgeting effectively while living in a dormitory.

Friendly and Welcoming

I quite enjoy dormitory life. It allows me to meet and befriend people from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, giving me the chance to learn about different cultures. The community at Meito is very welcoming and friendly. The dorm houses both international and Japanese students, which leads to an exchange of cultures and perspectives that contribute to the warm atmosphere. Everyone is open to making friends and learning about each other's cultures. The lobby at Meito is also often used for gatherings, which are always enjoyable and a great place to have fun with friends.

Convenient Location

There are two nearby stations to the Meito dorm, Kamiyashiro and Issha. You can reach either of these in about 15 to 20 minutes by foot. From there, you take a train to Fujigaoka station, change trains to Koen Nisshi station, and then catch a bus to NUCB. As a student, you can get a commuter pass, which allows unlimited rides between two chosen stations. I chose Nagoya and Koen Nisshi as my stations, costing me 37,000 Yen for three months. My personal commute involves walking to the station, catching the trains, and then the bus. I leave the dorm around 7:50 or 8:00 arriving at NUCB around 9:05.

The area around the Meito dorm is quite convenient. The supermarket and drugstore are just a 2-minute walk from the dorm. Downtown Nagoya is 17 minutes away by train, and there are many restaurants and karaoke spots around the dorm to visit during your free time.

Advice for Juniors

When moving into the dorm, you need to consider the cost of necessities not provided, such as a mattress, blankets, pillows, pots, pans, and toiletries. If you're considering moving to Meito, you might also want to think about buying a bike to get to the station more quickly.

Unique Scholarship Program

NUCB has a unique student dormitory scholarship system as one of its student support programs. The scholarship is available to all students regardless if they are applying from within Japan or overseas, students can enter the dormitory from as low as 10,000 yen per month.