Homestay Program


Homestay program is only available to the CJS students. Nanzan commissions the arrangement of homestay to an arrangement company, Nextage Co., Ltd (Homestay in Japan) and they introduce each student to a suitable host family.

Homestay Program Experience

Students placed with a host family are able to enjoy experiences not available to students living in a dormitory or a rented room, such as participation in traditional Japanese celebrations. The experience of acquiring Japanese language skills by communicating with a Japanese family through daily life at home is a great opportunity for the CJS students.

Included in the Homestay Program

Students are provided with their own bedrooms. Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) are also provided by the host family.


Most host families are located around 60 minutes commute to Nanzan University by public transportation. Students are responsible for their own transportation expenses. Since host families are not always located close to the university, students should take commuting time into consideration when they select their housing preference at the admission application. Students are expected to accept commuting by public transportation as part of the study abroad experience.

Arrangement and Matching

Each student wishing to participate in the homestay program is required to select "Homestay" option at their admission application and provide personal information as much detail as possible so that the student's hopes and expectations, interests, and individual personality can be gathered. A careful effort is made to match students and families who share common ways of thinking, hoping that each homestay will develop into a warm and lasting relationship.

Housing Fee

Fall / Spring Semester 70,000 yen / month
Summer Program 82,000 yen / month

*This information is as of spring 2024.

*An additional arrangement fee will be charged for Fall / Spring semester.

*Any housing fees in excess of those charged by the university will be billed additionally by the arrangement company.