2017 ASP Yearbook Contest

altTIUA is sponsoring an ASP Yearbook Photo Contest. Each year, students and staff create a yearbook, which reflects all that happened during that year through photographs. For the third year, there is a contest to select some of the photos for the yearbook.  The contest is open to students, staff and faculty of Willamette University, including the American Studies Program, and Tomodachi Program participants. There are some great prizes, including two $50, four $25, and 10 $10 Compass Cash (or non-ASWU funds) cards.  In addition, if your photo is selected, you will be credited in the yearbook.

The contest deadline is April 24.  See poster for more details.

 

Tomodachi "Friendship" Program Participants Needed

altThe American Studies Program (ASP) began February 6 with the arrival of 119 students.  One of the primary activities that approximately 80% of the students are most interested in doing is participating in the Tomodachi ("friendship") Program.  Students want to connect and befriend people in the community and share their cultures with them, as well as learning about American culture.  They will be signing up for the program in mid-March and the need for community participants is high.

Whether you are young or old, married or single, have children or not, you have something to offer!  The students live on the Willamette University campus and they are busy with classes and campus life, so all we ask of program participants is once a month contact with your student(s) on your schedule.  It could be for dinner, an athletic event, shopping, movie night, etc. Many of the students say it takes a little of the homesickness away to spend time off campus with you!

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ASP Class of 2017 Arrives

altA mix of snowflakes and raindrops welcomed one-hundred-nineteen new Salem residents today.  The students arrived at Portland International Airport and Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, February 6.  The students looked excited to finally arrive and began their life in America! They will spend the next eleven months participating in  the American Studies Program at Willamette University and TIUA.  After they found their rooms in one of the residence halls on campus and met their International Peer Coach (IPC), they were officially welcomed by the Willamette community at Goudy for dinner that evening. They will be welcomed them to the community at dinner with a couple of speeches and some entertainment by WU a capella groups.  The rest of the week with be spent in orientations, campus tours, shopping, and making lots of new friends.

 

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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.