What Will I Study?

Students study English and American culture


The program is divided into three semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall. The classes are taught in English by TIUA and Willamette University faculty.

Spring semester (February ~ early-May) is the time to strengthen students' basic English skills. In addition to listening and speaking, students learn academic reading and writing, as well as grammar for TOEIC.

In Summer semester (mid-May ~ early-July), based on the English skills that are developed during the Spring semester, students take elective courses taught by Willamette and TIUA faculty. Each elective course is accompanied by an applied English course taught by TIUA English faculty. In the applied English courses, students learn specific vocabularies and develop other academic skills needed in the elective courses. Therefore, even if students do not have confidence in their English ability, they can succeed in the elective course.

Fall semester (late-August ~ mid-December) overlaps with Willamette's Fall semester, and ASP students can fully enjoy their life at Willamette University. Based on their academic and English skills, students can take regular courses at Willamette University (some courses have limited enrollment) in addition to TIUA English and elective courses. Many students take activity courses such as sports or music at Willamette.

Faculty members at Willamette University and TIUA  welcome students who may not have confidence in their English ability as long as they are motivated to study.


About Us

Tokyo International University of America

1300 Mill Street S.E.
Salem Oregon 97301


CEA accreditation

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Equal Opportunity Statement

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.