2016-10-07 by Tomiko:

One of our fabulous students, Ashley …. was in the Japanese language program at Reynolds, involved in being a host family and then was an exchange student through the Gresham – Ebetsu Sister City Association, and was one of our most active volunteers.  She was able to go to Hokkaido University.  We’ve kept in touch and a representative from her school in Japan contacted me … she will visit Oregon in Oct.

Warm greetings from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan! My name is Rie Watanabe, a program coordinator at Hokkaido University, Japan. My job is to visit high schools and attend study abroad fairs around the globe in order to introduce and promote our bilingual Bachelor’s degree program named “Modern Japanese Studies Program.” I am going to go to Portland to participate in NACAC on Oct. 23rd & 24th.

As a result, Tanith applied and was also accepted into Hokkaido University.  She is now enrolled there.  We look forward to updates about her progress.