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President of TIUA Begins April 1, 2019

altAs of April 1, 2019, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed its president, Hiroshi Takahashi to Salem, Oregon. President Takahashi is not new to the university, however. He comes to campus via Tokyo International University (TIU) in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. Over the course of his career, he’s been involved with all aspects of the Willamette University (WU)/Tokyo International University of America (TIUA)/Tokyo International University exchange relationship.

In 1967, as a student at TIU (then ICCE – International College of Commerce and Economics), Takahashi participated in a summer exchange program called the “Goodwill Mission to Canada and USA – American Studies Seminar at Willamette University” which started in 1965.

Takahashi graduated from TIU in 1970. He received his Master’s degree in Economics from Keio University in 1972. Additionally, he completed the coursework in the doctoral course at the Graduate School of Economics at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, in 1975. That same year, he was hired as a faculty member at Tokyo International University.


ASP Class of 2019 Arrives!

altOn Monday, February 4, 96 students from Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan) arrived on the campus of Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America. They are here for 11 months, participating in the American Studies Program (ASP) at Willamette University. Over 3,000 students have joined this program since 1989. We are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the program later in the year.

After a week of opening days and orientation sessions, classes begin Monday, Feb. 11. This year's cohort includes students from Japan, China, Malaysia, and Brazil.

Community members can get involved with the students through the TIUA Tomodachi "friendship" Program. Through the program, participants are matched with a student or two and ask that they meet at least once per month. It's a fun to share American culture and learn about other cultures. It is not a homestay program. Learn more about it here.

For some great photos and more information, click here.


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Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.  TIUA does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and other TIUA administered programs and activities.  For the purpose of admission, all students must be formally admitted by Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan) prior to making application to the American Studies Program at Willamette/TIUA.