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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Hawaii Club, TIUA encouraged Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 to pursue graduate school.

Two students hold a sign saying "Welcome to Willamette" in both English and Japanese

American Studies Program class arrives

02.03.2020

Bearcats gathered at Hatfield Fountain to welcome the new ASP students to campus.

Student shakes TIUA President, Hiroshi Takahashi's hand while receiving their certificate.

American Studies Program closing ceremony gallery

12.16.2019 | James Kalama '21

Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America celebrated the 92 members of the American Studies Program’s 31st class on Dec. 13.

Tova Hershman ’19

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence presented

04.29.2019

Students recognized for cocurricular involvement and leadership.

Students pack food for Global Day of Service

Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

03.13.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

Willamette student greets an TIU student in front of a bus

Bearcats welcome ASP class of 2019

02.05.2019 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Warm greetings and a flurry of activity ushered in the 30th anniversary of the American Studies Program.

Mai Hiwatashi speaks at podium

Willamette celebrates 30th class of American Studies Program

12.18.2018 | Tina Owen

The students who made a positive impact on the university and Salem communities returned to Japan and other home countries.

Gunnar Gundersen

TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

10.09.2018 | Carol Long

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.

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

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

08.27.2018

Willamette community welcomes new students at Opening Days.

student smiles after receiving an award

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence announced

04.27.2018

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

ASP Student Welcome

Willamette welcomes the new ASP class

02.05.2018 | Tina Owen

Students from Tokyo International University join the campus community for a year.

Students greet ASP class at Hatfield Fountain in 2015

ASP arrival day is Monday, Feb. 5 — Get involved!

01.29.2018 | Barby Dressler

Welcome the buses, join the class at dinner — here's how to help welcome the new ASP class!

ASP student receives certificate at closing ceremony.

Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

12.18.2017 | Tina Owen

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.

American Studies Program students at PDX

American Studies Program students join the community

02.13.2017

Last week, Willamette University welcomed 119 ASP students to campus.

Willamette-group-at-TIU

Winter trip to Japan reaffirms 50-year TIU partnership

02.07.2017 | Andrew Hickey

Willamette University contingent visited Tokyo in January

ASP arrival photo

ASP class of 2017 arrives on campus next week

01.30.2017

Campus community encouraged to make the new Bearcats feel at home.

American Studies Program closing ceremony 2016

Memories, friendships celebrated at ASP closing ceremony

12.19.2016 | Russell Yost MBA’05

The American Studies Program provided a warm send-off for the class of 2016.

New TIUA class arrives today

02.08.2016 | Lyra Kuhn

The 28th annual class of the American Studies Program (ASP) welcomes 98 new students.

Kaneko Day Camp a summer tradition

08.07.2015 | Erin Dahl

Local youth experience culture and creativity in a unique way.

Tomodachi Program promotes friendship across cultures

03.02.2015

Tomodachi participants share American culture with ASP students — and find they learn just as much from the experience.

New TIUA class arrives from Japan

02.02.2015

This week, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed 132 new students to Salem.

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