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International Education Team

Meet the International Education Team

Headshot of Yuko ChartawYuko Chartraw, Manager of International Education Program
Yuko has been helping international students at CPTC for the past 18 years. A Japanese native and once an international student herself, she understands the unique needs of international students. She truly believes that living and studying in foreign countries is a life changing experience that leaves a mark for life.

After graduating from a design college in Japan, Yuko came to Seattle, WA to study English, and instantly fell in love with the great Pacific Northwest. After going back to Japan, she promised herself to return to Washington someday. In 1995, her dream came true when she and her family made Washington their new home.

In the past few years, Yuko has traveled to China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia; experiences she has truly enjoyed.

Yuko received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Global Studies with a minor in Asian Studies from University of Washington – Tacoma. When not in her office working, you will find Yuko on a hiking trail or in her backyard gardening. Yuko looks forward to serving international students coming to CPTC from around the world! 


Headshot of Yuko ChartawHiroe Une, International Education Event Specialist
Hiroe (like Hero) organizes cultural exchange events and short-term programs for overseas partners and serves as a student adviser/DSO in the IEP team.

Hiroe grew up in Japan, and after college, she worked for a private company in Japan. Looking for a change, Hiroe decided to go to the United States to study education and earned her Master of Education Degree in Second Language Acquisition.

While attending graduate school, Hiroe worked in the International Student Office, where she enjoyed working with students.

For the past 22 years, Hiroe has taught Japanese as foreign language at two local high schools -- she loves teaching. She is thankful for the opportunity to support international students because she feels she can give back to the community she was once in.  

Hiroe always encourages students not hesitate to reach out and ask questions because the IEP office is here to serve them!


Email International Education at or call +1-253-589-6089.