Being a Mukogawa RA is a wonderful way to meet new people, learn about other cultures, and make amazing memories.

Maya F, RA for 4 years

The Resident Assistant (RA) lives with Japanese university women at Mukogawa U.S. Campus, in Spokane, Washington. The RA provides English language conversation opportunities and one-hour evening interactive group times (4x per week), orientation to the Spokane community and American culture, residence living assistance, friendship and guidance, amounting to 18-20 hours per week, on average.

RAs are assigned to work with small groups of 10–14 students, living with their group as well as sharing meals and recreation. RAs provide assistance with evening and weekend dormitory coverage on a rotating basis. They are supervised by the Student Life Director and work closely with Japanese bilingual Advisors.

The Resident Assistant must be a part-time or full-time college or university student in good standing with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. Previous experience in leadership, peer counseling, or related activities preferred. Knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary. The RA’s own class schedule must be flexible to provide the evening (M–Th) interactive group times, RA Duty coverage (including some weekends), attendance at orientations and RA training sessions, and participation in the overall residence community.

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She always took care of us like real sisters. She knew what to do if we had problems.

Mitsuki F, Fall 2007

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Maya’s Story – RA for 4 years

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Saho’s Story – Student


I often talked with her. I really enjoyed talking. My English skill is poor, but she listened to my speaking. I could enjoy Mukogawa life because of her.

Hanako T, Fall 2007