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David Craig in South Africa
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Study abroad in Egypt
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About half of our undergrads study or research abroad.

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TIUA
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More than 100 TIUA students come to Willamette annually.

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Global Programs

When you hear the booming taiko drums underscoring the festivities at campus events, or you breeze past students chatting in Japanese by the Mill Stream, you might start to question whether you’ve been transported from Salem to Japan.

These are just some of the outcroppings of Willamette’s unique 50-year connection with Tokyo International University, a partnership that brings more than 100 Asian students a year to campus and opens rare doors for Willamette students to study and research in Japan.

We provide unparalleled opportunities for cultural and language exchanges — and you don’t always have to travel far to get them (just ask the Atkinson Graduate School of Management about its unusually large international student population).

But jet-setting is also integral to what we do. About half of our undergrads study or conduct research abroad. Our faculty and students find meaningful ways to extend their education worldwide — whether it’s archaeology majors excavating at an ancient site in Scotland, or law students honing their Spanish while studying foreign legal systems in Ecuador.

Tokyo International University of America

Our unique partnership with TIU brings Asian students to campus annually.

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Study Abroad

About half of our undergraduates study or conduct research in more than 40 countries around the world.

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Multicultural Affairs

This office supports numerous events and programs celebrating cultures abroad and here at home.

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Spanish major travels half the world

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

Phoebe Keever with temples in Myanmar
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Take A Break combines volunteering, leadership and learning

Student-led groups travel to Seattle, Boise, San Francisco and Fresno for spring break.

Students on Take a Break in Fresno stand in front of a building they painted.
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Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence announced

More than 30 awards were given to students who have made positive contributions to the Willamette community.

student smiles after receiving an award