Middlebury's program in Japan offers year-long students the rare opportunity to share double-room dormitory space with Japanese students.*
Every year-long student is paired with a student from the host university. Japanese room mates are selected through an application process, and every effort is made to match Middlebury and Japanese students with compatible interests and habits. Previous students who have participated in the Middlebury Schools Abroad agree that having roommates from the host country offer amazing opportunities to build lasting friendships and integrate into campus life.
Students are housed with their roommates in double-occupancy rooms in a dormitory that has been recently renovated.
Students who are unable to stay the year are not allowed to live on campus and will therefore be placed in apartment-style buildings off-campus. Usually these dormitories are about an hour's commute from the ICU campus and students live in single rooms. There are common areas in these buildings where students will encounter young, Japanese students attending universities throughout Tokyo.
There are also a limited number of homestays for students who would prefer to live with a Japanese family.