Counseling


Counseling is a collaborative interaction with a trained counselor who provides you with psychological assistance in order for you to lead a more satisfying life. The counselor will listen and may ask questions and offer information and suggestions. Counseling helps you learn new skills, make decisions, express your feelings and thoughts, deepen self-understanding and reduce psychological difficulties.


Once you get to the campus, you are not alone. We run a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your time here, to prepare for life beyond university, and to help you if times get tough because we know living abroad can sometimes be very stressful.


The Institute for International Collaboration (IIC) provides counseling services to international students and scholars. To meet the unique needs of international students, counseling sessions deal with a wide range of issues including career and academic concerns, interpersonal and cultural adjustment issues, psychological difficulties and any other concerns that international students may encounter.


An IIC counselor will help you make your own decisions to resolve these difficulties. Psychiatric consultation is also available at the Health Care Center, which can be done with an IIC counselor if their translation services are needed.


In order to make an appointment, please send an email to the email address below. Please note that all your details will be kept confidential and will only be seen by your counselor.


Language Japanese and English
Location Institute for International Collaboration, 1st Floor, Room 104
Hours 9:00-17:00
Email counseling@oia.hokudai.ac.jp
Phone 090-5224-0365


Asking for help does not mean that you are weak – it means you are being proactive to help yourself. Rather than taking on all the burdens yourself, contact one of our counselors.

Updated on   May 18, 2017

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