The difference between WISH and WID series
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Hello, this is Inoue from WID, the International Student Dormitory affiliated with Waseda University.
In this article, I would like to explain the difference between WISH and WID, which is one of the most frequently asked questions.
Each dormitory has different characteristics, so please make use of this information for your consideration.
Table of Content
- Operators and Prices
- Difference in rooms (apartments)
- Common areas
- Programs and Resident Assistant in the dormitory
- Distance to campus
- Availability of meals
- Eligibility and length of stay in the dormitory
1.Operators and Prices
WISH is a Waseda University dormitory. Therefore, the cost is relatively low. On the other hand, there are currently seven WID dormitories, which are operated and managed by Kyoritsu Maintenance Inc. in partnership with Waseda University. Prices vary depending on the property. For your information, Kyoritsu Maintenance is a company that operates about 300 dormitories and halls of residence nationwide, as well as the Dormy Inn business hotel, and has about 40 years of management know-how.
2. Differences in rooms (residences)
All rooms are private rooms, but in the case of WISH, the living room and washroom are shared by 2 to 4 people. Therefore, it is possible to interact with other students in the dormitory in daily life.
On the other hand, in the case of WID, you can secure more privacy and it is recommended for those who want to concentrate on their own. Another feature is that there is a wide range of options, such as types with toilets, baths, and kitchens in the rooms like “WID Kodaira,” “WID Nishi-Tokorozawa,” and “WID Shimoigusa,” and types with shared facilities on each floor like “WID Waseda.
3. Common Area
WISH has a soundproofed music room, a fitness room with training equipment, and a large public bath. The event kitchen also allows dorm residents to cook together.
WID’s common areas include a dining room and laundry room as standard. In the case of WID Waseda, there are two lounges with Wi-Fi on each floor, as well as large bathrooms with saunas (separate for men and women).
4. In-dorm programs and RA
One of the features of WISH is the SI program. This program provides training centered on group work in order to make the most of the knowledge and abilities acquired in regular university courses. The program is held in a classroom inside WISH with undergraduate instructors. (SI program fee (20,000 yen (tax not included)/year) is charged separately.
WID does not have the same SI program, but like WISH, we have student leaders and Resident Assistants (RAs) who live in the dormitory and support the daily lives of the students. Here is an example of an event.
5 . Distance to Campus
WISH is located near Nakano station and you can commute to all three campuses within 30 minutes. WID varies from property to property, but in the case of WID Waseda, it is located 5 minutes walk from Waseda campus.
– Waseda Campus: Approx. 23 minutes one way (by train, including walking)
– Toyama Campus: Approx. 21 minutes one way (by train, including walking)
– Nishi-Waseda Campus: Approx. 30 minutes one way (by train, including walking)
WID (for WID Waseda)
– Waseda Campus: About 5 minutes walk
– Toyama Campus: 10-minute walk
– Nishi-Waseda Campus: About 20 minutes walk (about 8 minutes by bicycle: free bicycle parking available in the dormitory)
6. Availability of meals
No meals are provided at WISH. Students prepare their own meals in the kitchen on each floor. WID, on the other hand, provides breakfast and dinner at all of its properties. Our own dietician prepares the daily menu and prepares the meals by hand in the kitchen of each WID. You can also prepare your own meals in the kitchen in your room or in the shared kitchen. As a rule, meals are provided Monday through Saturday.
7.Acceptable Period of Stay (Eligibility)
WISH is open for two years from the time of admission. Only new undergraduate students are allowed to enter the dormitory. WID allows students to stay in the dormitory from the time they enter until graduation, and current students can also enter the dormitory during their stay. The WID is open to students from the time they enter until graduation, and current students can also enter the dormitory during their stay. The WID is available from the time you enter the dormitory until you graduate, and current students can also enter during the dormitory period.
Both WISH and WID are designed to help students enjoy a more fulfilling life at Waseda University, so you can feel confident in your choice. Both WISH and WID are designed to make your life at Waseda University more fulfilling, so you can choose the one that best suits your image and lifestyle.
If you want to apply for both WISH and WID, or if you want to apply for WISH first, please contact us. If you want to apply for both WISH and WID, or if you want to apply for WISH first but also want to apply for WID, you can apply for both WISH and WID at the same time. If you want to apply for both WISH and WID, or if you want to apply for WISH first and WID second, we have a simultaneous application system.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us even before you decide to enroll.
Waseda University International Student Dormitory “WID”
Operated by Kyoritsu Maintenance Co.
Toll free: 0120-88-1030