We accept students from mainland Japan, islands around Okinawa, and remote areas such as the northern region of Okinawa. With cooperation from school, we make sure students at dormitories live with discipline.
An international instructor from Okinawa Shogaku stays at the global dorm every weekday. Students have opportunities for cultural exchange during study hours (Monday to Friday, 19:30-22:00). International students also stay at the global dorm and share rooms with Japanese students. (Refer to table 1 below)
Table 1: The number of international students and staff in the 2017 school year
・Meals are not provided when there is no school.・Junior High School students pay for school lunch separately.
・Prices are subject to change, depending on school years.
The Shogakusha Dorm is a 7-minute walk from school and located in a quiet neighborhood. Students can focus on their study in a relaxed private room with air conditioners. Each unit has 4 private rooms and 4 students share a bathroom and a toilet. Each room is furnished with a desk, a bookshelf, tatami platform bed, and a closet.
Please contact us for more information about student dormitories above.
When I first came to Okisho, I missed my family and friends, but now I have wonderful friends and teachers and I really enjoy my school life. At Shogakusha, we support each other when we are busy with schoolwork or feel tired regardless of the grades we are in.
When I first started living in the dorm, I was really worried about the unfamiliar environment. But I quickly got used to it because the teachers and seniors kindly talked to me. The cafeteria is fun and I enjoy spending time with other dormitory students by chatting and playing games. Shogakusha Dorm is my favorite place.
I was worried and shy at first because this was the first time for me to live far away from parents. I am lucky enough to have lovely and dedicated friends around me from the International Baccalaureate Dual Language Diploma Program. We help and encourage each other often. I also realize that I am improving my English proficiency while enjoying lessons and communication with the international instructors.
My friends at Shogakusha are kind and fun. We play sports once a month with Global Dorm students. Also, we have many events such as a welcome picnic for new students in April and a Christmas party in December. It is very lively here. Why don’t you come and live with us?
“I didn’t feel lonely because I had my friends.” This is what I was thinking when I was moving out the dorm. I decided to live away from my parents and join the IB program at Okisho because I thought I would be able to grow as an individual by speaking English every day and living with friends from different regions of Japan. For three years, I worked hard with my friends till late at night to finish assignments, we celebrated birthdays, and we became a family because we helped each other to overcome difficulties and shared happy moments. I also tried to talk to TAs, American teachers, and received great advice on my assignments and essays. When I made my decision to study at an American college, advice from TAs was very helpful and I am glad that I can be a ‘Bennie’ as well! You may think that you will be lonely at a student dorm, but it will give you an opportunity to grow as a person and make your school life more fulfilling.
AYou can have well-balanced meals to help you stay healthy at both dorms. You will have breakfast and dinner at dorms and enjoy lunch either at the school cafeteria or in your classroom with your classmates.
AYou can do your grocery shopping at a supermarket and convenience stores near school.
AThere is a shared laundry room with washers and dryers. Each room gets a lot of sun, so you can hang our clothes outside on your veranda.
AYou can go out of the dorm before curfew. You can also go to a cram school. With a notice from parents, you can stay at a relative’s or friends’ house.
Shogaku Global Dorm Staffs
Our managers and staff create an environment where students can focus on their studies. This is our basic management policy for student dormitories. To create this environment, dorm managers and staff help students set their own goals through guidance and counseling. We also make sure students develop self-management skills.