Osaka University Host Family Program (OHP)

Osaka University Host Family Program (OHP)

A program that leverages collaboration with local communities for a quarter of a century

The increase in the number of participating exchange groups and international students shows the needs and strong popularity of both sides.


The "Osaka University Host Family Program" (OHP) is implemented with the aim of allowing international students and local communities to recognize each other's culture and customs correctly and deepen mutual understanding. The target is international students studying at Osaka University, and its main purposes are to promote frank and casual exchange activities with the participation of local volunteers in the vicinity of the University, and to provide mutual advice and consultation between the University, the families, and the international students as appropriate.

Points to note

  • This program is not a homestay.
  • The language, content, frequency, and date of the exchange will be decided by the student and the host family.
  • In principle, the costs associated with exchanges through this program will be split.



  • Application period: March 20th to April 14th (depending on the year)
  • How to apply: Please fill out the dedicated application form.
    **For details on the application form, conditions, etc., please click here.

"Host Family"

You will be asked to join a volunteer organization such as the International Exchange Association. Please contact IRIS for information on volunteer organizations near your home.


  • Osaka University Center for International Education and Exchange
  • Information Room for International Students "IRIS"
  • Tel: 06-6879-7076
  • E-mail: iris [at]
JAPANESE Osaka University

Center for International Education and Exchange

Intercultural Collaboration Hall, Osaka University
1-1 Yamada, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan