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Not unto ourselves alone are we born

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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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Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

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TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

For more than 30 years, Gunnar Gundersen, executive vice president of Tokyo International University America, has been instrumental in building the American Studies Program and developing the lasting integration between Willamette and TIUA.

Gunnar Gundersen
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Class of 2022 prepares to “make the whole world” their campus

Willamette community welcomes new students at Opening Days.

A new student releases her candle to the Mill Stream during Matriculation.