Before Your Journey Starts
This page is only for students, who have been already approved to study with us. It consists of documents and forms you have to hand in to us. It also functions as a sum-up list of all information you need to know before hopping on your airplane to Japan.
If you haven’t contacted us before, please fill out and submit the Study Estimate Form first.
As simple as it might sound, make sure to have enough money in cash on you. And make sure that cash is ideally in Japanese Yen, as it will make your start easier in Japan. There will be ATMs and currency exchange shops at Fukuoka Airport. Most international credit cards are accepted, yet we recommend you check with the airport service directly to avoid any uncertainties.
6. Mobile Phone & Wifi
Due to Japan’s special mobile network, some smart phones and mobile phone providers won’t work here. Even if your mobile phone works, the charges might be really high for calls and Internet access. As free public Wi-Fi remains scarce outside of the airport and subway stations in Fukuoka, we do highly recommend renting a mobile phone or a handy pocket Wi-Fi to help you keep in touch in case of emergency.
8. Packing List
Everything packed? Let’s make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.
- Passport – Has to be valid at least six months from the date of entry.
- Visa – If your country is not under the Visa Waiver, you might have to apply for a visa beforehand.
- Flight Tickets – The Japanese immigration might ask you for a proof of a return ticket, hence print out the confirmation email with your return flights just in case.
- Japanese Address – You have to state an address of your hotel or stay in Japan. If you stay in an accommodation arranged by us, we will provide you with further details.
- Seasonal Clothes – Make sure to have the right clothes. No heat shock in Summer or freezing up in Winter.
- Credit Cards – Make sure to have some kind of extra cash available.
- Universal Adapters – Never run out of power for your mobile phone, laptop and other devices.
- Toiletries – Shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- Towel – In Japan towels are outside of hotels usually not provided.
- Gift – If you stay with a host family, you are expected to bring a small gift (omiyage) from your country.