Mizuho Financial Group is gearing up to enter the student housing market by raising a ¥10bn ($91.8m) fund to capitalise on a shortage of purpose built accommodation for the growing number of overseas students in Japan.
A four-week language program is like a four-week diet program. You work very hard for four weeks, that’s good. But when you return, you rebound. I’m more interested now in developing programs where students can actually practise: service learning, volunteering, training.