Dear International Students,

First of all, we would like to welcome you to Tohoku University.

We are Tohoku University Foreign Students Association (TUFSA), a student-run organization with the aim to support international students during their stay in Sendai as well as to enhance intercultural exchange between international and local students. We have been organizing cultural and social projects for more than 50 years and we are looking forward to become a part of your study time in Sendai.

We have several programs through which hopefully your new life in Japan will be more enjoyable and we’d like to invite you to get the most out of them:

1. Buddy Program

Life is better with friends, and that’s exactly what the Buddy Program is all about! International students who are interested in joining this program will be matched with local students according to their applications. The Buddy program will give you the chance to meet people, improve your language skills and spend a great time at Tohoku University. Everybody is welcome to participate in the project, so please fill in our application form (see bottom of this page) before April 15th.

2. Newsletter

We run a monthly Newsletter that will keep you updated on what’s going on in Sendai. See the link to the sign-up at the bottom of this page.

3. Activities/Events

We also organize other cultural activities, such as movie nights, cultural evenings and study trips, enough to keep you entertained all year! Currently, we are preparing the 32nd Tohoku University International Festival to be held upcoming May 14th. We believe this will be a great opportunity for you to showcase your culture and look forward to welcoming you as participant in the festival, for example, in the interactive corner, on stage, as chef, volunteer... Pack your traditional clothes and join us, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

To find out about our other activities, please visit our homepage and follow us on Facebook. We hope to see you soon!