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Student Handbook

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The Exchange / Study Abroad Student Handbook is your comprehensive guide to life at Akita International University.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION ON LIFE IN JAPAN – Page 1
1. Life as an AIU Student / 2. Introduction of Akita Prefecture / 3. Introduction of Japanese Culture

STUDENT LIFE – Page 4
1. Alcohol / 2. Smoking / 3. Drugs / 4. Quietness / 5. Vehicles / 6. Bus Services / 7. Bicycles / 8. Wild Animals / 9. Student Discount "Gakuwari" / 10. Mobile Phone / 11. Domestic and International Shipping Service / 12. Transcripts and Certificates / 13. National Pension / 14. Leaving Orientation

HOUSING INFORMATION – Page 10
1. General Information / 2. Accommodation Periods / 3. Special Arrangement Request / 4. Housing Change Request / 5. Items students should prepare / 6. Address for Student Housing

CAFETERIA AND MEAL PLAN – Page 13
1. Cafeteria / 2. Meal Plan

HEALTH CARE and SAFETY INFORMATION – Page 16
1. Earthquakes and Fires / 2. Sudden Illness, Injury or Psychological Matters / 3. Emergency Contact Numbers / 4. Safety / 5. Health and Medical Care Room / 6. Counseling Room / 7. National Health Insurance / 8. Accident Insurance & Liability Insurance / 9. Lost and Found / 10. Harassment

UNIVERSITY FACILITIES – Page 22
1. Student Hall / 2. Student Cabin / 3. Suda Hall / 4. Sports Complex

IMMIGRATION – Page 26
1. Notification of Place of Residence / 2. Work Permit / 3. Residence Card / 4. Period of Stay (Overstaying) / 5. Extension of Period of Stay / 6. Special Re-Entry Permit / 7. Immigration Bureau / 8. Kawabe Public Service Center

FINANCIAL MATTERS – Page 34
1. Opening a Bank Account / 2. Closing a Bank Account / 3. Obtaining a Hanko / 4. Passbook and ATM Card / 5. ATMs / 6. Receiving a Wire Transfer / 7. Akita Bank near AIU / 8. Exchanging Currency / 9. International Credit, Bank, and Debit Cards / 10. Fees and Payments

AIU RULES – Page 42
1. AIU Rules for Student Disciplinary Measures / 2. Disciplinary Measures Standards Set By The Student Disciplinary Measures Judicial Committee