The School of Law Volunteers (SOLV)
SOLV members at JASMIN seminar September 17 to 30 2005
In association with the Graduate School of Law, home students in undergraduate and graduate programs formed the School of Law Volunteers (SOLV) in October 1999, which aims to support overseas students in in the adjustment to life in Japan. SOLV coordinates a number of social events each year, and many of its members serve more formally as tutors to overseas students in language and law. Many overseas students will have an immediate and early opportunity to benefit from SOLV outreach at the flea market that takes place at the beginning of each academic term. See the top of the Directory area of this website for the contact details for SOLV.
Opening hours of the University swimming pool are maintained by the Research Center for Health, Physical Fitness and Sports. As the website of the latter has only Japanese content, it may be more convenient to ask a Japanese classmate about opening hours of the pool.
Ski trip to Norikura, March 8-10, 2007
Trips organized by Graduate School of Law staff during the year are an important opportunity for students to meet classmates from other countries, and to experience Japan beyond the City of Nagoya. Ski trips to the North end of Aichi Prefecture, held in most years since 1999, are a shared experience between students from countries that receive far more snow than Nagoya, and those seeing snow for the first time.
Students at the National Diet of Japan, March 2007
Field trips to important national landmarks are also arranged in most years. Groups visited Kyoto in 2001 and in 2004, and the Tango region of Kyoto in 2003. Excursions covering the Shin-Hodaka hot springs region in Gifu Prefecture, the historical town of Takayama, and the Ise Shrine were made in 2005. In the following year, students travelled by ferry to the island of Kyushu, and by bus to Hiroshima. In 2007, destinations included the Japanese Supreme Court and the National Diet in Tokyo, and a hot springs resort in Yamanashi Prefecture.