Beautiful blue sky and sunshine welcomed ninety-eight new Salem residents today. The students arrived at Portland International Airport in Oregon, USA, Monday, February 8. 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. WU's Dean of Campus Life David Douglass welcomed them to the community and they were then entertained by some WU a capella groups. The rest of the week with be spent in orientations, campus tours, shopping, and making lots of new friends.
To see photos from the first day of the program, click here.
On Monday, February 8, 98 students from Tokyo International University will arrive on the campus of Willamette University. This marks the 28th year since the program began in 1989. In that time, over 2,700 students have enrolled in the one-year American Studies Program (ASP) at Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America.
The students are fully immersed as Willamette University students. They will live in all of the residence halls on campus and the majority will have Willamette University roommates.
After a week of opening days activities, classes will begin on Monday, February 15.
There are several different ways you can get involved with the students.
One hundred and twenty-five students were honored during the annual closing ceremony on Friday, December 11, 2015. There was a certificate ceremony, as well as presenting some awards, in Hudson Hall on the Willamette University campus. Afterwards, there was a reception party. The ceremony is the culmination of a year of intense study of English and American Studies courses taught by TIUA and Willamette University faculty members.
This 2015 class of students arrived for the American Studies Program at Willamette University in February. This program offers students the opportunity to take classes at TIUA and WIllamette University, as well as participating in various