Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Akita, Akita University
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1006191
700
TBD
TBD
1 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
1 time/day
Homestay or dorm
N/A
This LC join IFMSA Exchange program this year(2017)
http://www.med.akita-u.ac.jp/en/
LEOs
Keita Okamoto
OVERVIEW
Welcome to Akita!
We are new LC planning to accept first incoming students in 2017.
Since we are new LC, we are very motivated to accept students and we are planning to hold many social programs.
Feel free to ask any questions and we are looking forward to welcoming you here in Akita in near future!
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
The University Hospital is not only an educational and research facility, but it is also the core health care facility in the community, employing full use of its medical functions through an abundance of knowledge that covers each medical discipline and the most up-to-date medical equipment. in 1994 it was designated as a Specific Function Hospital, and as a hospital taht takes on a leadership role in the community, we shall continue to strive to further our efforts to contribute to society.

Furthermore, while we are actively trying to fulfill our role in training excellent medical staff and furthering medical research through providing adequate, high-quality, advanced medical care in an medical environment where patients can feel secure, we are taking on a role central to community healthcare and healthcare related activities, and striving to further our contributions globally.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
We can't host SCORE students.
BOARDING
1 time/day
LODGING
We are planning homestay or dorm.
TRANSPORTATION
From Tokyo, there are several ways to reach Akita.
You can take plane from Tokyo Haneda Airport and it takes about 1 hr.
You can also ride on Shinkansen Komachi from Tokyo station to Akita station and it takes about 4 hrs.
If you want to travel cheaply, you can take night bus and it takes about 9 hrs.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Since we are new LC, we are still planning what we can do, but we are planning many social programs!
For example, Akita has one of the deepest lake in Japan, Tazawa lake. You can enjoy winter sports here and also feel the great nature.
MUST SEE

The best season to visit Akita is spring and winter.
In spring, you should visit Kakunodate Buke-Yashiki where is very famous for sakura (cherry blossoms).
In winter, you can try skiing/snowboarding! Akita locates northern part of Japan, so you can enjoy great quality of snow :)
You can also enjoy Kamakura (snow dome) in winter.

Local food and sake are also recommended.
Hinai-Jidori is one of the most famous chicken bland in Japan.
Kiritampo, Inaniwa-udon are nice as well.
It's good to enjoy food with local sake.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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