OSIPP has designed a unique educational program that enables it to graduate professionals capable of taking the initiative to address issues worldwide.
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Making the Most of Life & Study at OSIPP | Osaka University
OSIPP’s home is at OU’s Toyonaka Campus. Osaka University has 3 campuses, one in each of the cities of Suita, Toyonaka, and Minoh. Additionally, there are major transportation hubs in the same general area, Osaka International Airport, a major highway junction (“Suita”) shared by 3 Kansai expressways, and Shin-Osaka Station (a train station that also provides service for the bullet trains and the Osaka subway system). All three campuses are in quiet residential areas adjacent to and serviced by the Osaka Monorail lines.
The Toyonaka Campus
OSIPP ls located at the Toyonaka campus is on a hill so its just a gentle slope climb away from the nearest stations: Ishibashi (Hankyu Takarazuka Line) or Shibahara (Osaka Monorail). There is also a shopping area in front of Ishibashi station. All the campuses are linked with the Inter-Campus Shuttle Bus during term times, and the Osaka Monorail.
The Toyonaka Campus is home to nine of Osaka University’s School/Graduate Schools.
Inter-Campus Shuttle Bus Service
A free shuttle bus service between the three campuses – Toyonaka, Suita and Minoh – is available.
Students and faculty and staff members can use these buses for attending classes, participating in extracurricular activities, and education and research-related activities on other campuses; however neither can use them for commuting.
Suita – Toyonaka: 30 minutes
Toyonaka – Minoh: 40 minutes
Minoh – Suita: 15 minutes
Health and Counseling Center
The Health and Counseling Center is divided into two divisions, the Health Care Center and the Counseling and Support Division, to provide health and counseling services to help students solve their problems and also provides support for their extra-curricular social activities. The Counseling and Support Division consists of three units: Student Disability Services, Student Counseling and Consultation Services, and Career Development Services.
The Center also works in coordination with the Harassment Counseling Offices, the Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and schools.
The Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) has three offices: main office on the Suita campus and branch offices on Toyonaka and Minoh campuses. CIEE provides international students seeking jobs in Japan with job counseling services and job hunting information. It also provides Japanese Language Programs and serves as a coordinator for short-term programs such as OUSSEP.
The Information Room for International Students (IRIS) in the CIEE provides information about financial aid, housing, international exchange activities, and more.
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