Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) students have a rich history of service, not only in the Willamette and Salem communities but also across America. They participate in campus-sponsored events such as Take-a-Break and Kids Play Day, along with organizing cultural events such as an annual Japanese Day Camp and the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Exhibition. Some students have dedicated their summers to service with disaster relief efforts or summer Take-a-Break trips, and others volunteer year-round at places such as the H.O.M.E. Youth Center, Capital Community Television and Friends of Felines. Service learning is integral to students' experience abroad, and its impact on both students and the community is evident in the 9,585 hours of service provided by TIUA students in 2008.