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Message from the university to exchange students who are considering this dorm:

Students who would wish to stay at Sophia dormitories should confirm below carefully since there are many important points. In the past years, sadly, there are students who did not confirm the Notice carefully and this caused mismatching situation during their stay at Sophia dormitories. The university strongly wishes to prevent such regretful experiences for exchange students and request all students to confirm below information carefully.

Sophia-Arrupe International Residence allows for all students with different origin, culture and religion living in one dormitory and learning the diversity through the communication with each other. They are encouraged to grow in the environment of multi-culture and multi-language, gaining a sense of internationality and diversity. This residence will hold various kinds of educational programs for residents to participate to achieve Mission & Vision below.

“Sophia-Arrupe International Residence” is derived from Fr. Arrupe Pedro, who was the twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus and made “Jesuit Ignatian Education”, which sets educational policy of Jesuit school. This is because he spread educational goal of Society of Jesus through proposing “Be Men for Others, With Others” and we found the profound relationship between his philosophy and our school motto, “for Others with Others.”

Basic Information

Address: 33-7, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku city, Tokyo
Web Page: Sophia-Arrupe International Residence

Direction to Sophia

In consideration this dormitory

  • Applicant should understand that dormitory is a place of community life and live together with consideration and respect for others; comply with the Mission, Vision, various systems, and regulations of each dormitory; Japanese laws, and manners. In addition, applicants will communicate and exchange with other residents while taking action to solve problems that arise in our daily dormitory life.
  • Applicant must agree with the condition that smoking (with all forms of cigarettes/tobacco, including new types of cigarettes/tobacco such as heated and electronic) is prohibited in all areas of the dormitory. No smoking room is provided. Applicants must fully understand that the dormitory is in a ward where smoking in public spaces is prohibited. Applicants must obey the non-smoking regulations.
  • Since the residents’ rooms are not completely soundproof, there is a certain amount of noise from daily life and activities. In addition, due to the geographical situation in Tokyo, it may be necessary to take measures against humidity in the dormitory. Students should apply to the dormitory with the understanding of this type of living environment.
  • The University is committed to preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Therefore, if you or others around you have a possibility of infection, you must follow the instructions from the University to prevent infection (for example, changing the room you are staying in, refraining from going out, etc.). In addition, you must be able to comply with the rules and manners of each dormitory to prevent infection.
  • Ideal image of Sophia dormitory residents:
    • Students who can be engaged in the planning and organizing of events and exchanges among residents in the dormitory.
    • Students who have clear ideas for the vitalization of the dormitory, and who can utilize their experience such as in international exchange and community life to help create an active educational dormitory.
    • For dormitories with a mission and vision, students who understand the mission and vision, can put them into practice in concrete ways, and can take a leadership role in dormitory operations.

Fee and regulations for Exchange Students

For exchange students, there are some differences in fees, payment methods, and regulations. These will be given to the students directly at the time of signing the contract.

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