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Chigusa Katoku


Chigusa Katoku

Director of International Programs

Phone: (408)855-5025
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: SEC-111D
Department: International Student Services


  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
    • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, English and American Literature.
    • Sagami Women's University, Japan.

Areas of Service

  • Questions about IIS Intensive English Program.
  • General questions about International Student Programs at Mission College.
  • Payment issues for F-1 students.
  • International Partnerships.
  • Educational Agency Partnerships.


Chigusa is our Director of International Programs and has been serving international students at Mission College since 2001. Prior to coming to Mission College, she had taught English as a Second Language at San Jose State University and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. At home, she enjoys cooking Japanese food with her daughter and going for a walk with her puppies.

Fast Facts

Her dream is to own a small farm growing organic vegetables and caring for goats and chickens. She dreams of pickling her own produce and making cheese out of goal milk.

Favorite Quote

"The mountain are calling and I must go." ~ John Muir