Apr 9, 2010
On Saturday, March 20, the 2010 Spring Semester Resident Assistant Inauguration Ceremony was held at the AP Hall. AP House Master, Professor KATO Masanori presented the 64 new RAs with their inauguration certificate.
APU currently plays host to students from 97 countries and regions, most of who are living in Japan for the first time. APHouse was established as an international student dormitory and aims to ease any doubts students may have about living in Japan. Working in collaboration with the university, Resident Assistants plan and manage a range of events to promote inter-student exchange and a harmonious dormitory experience.
Ahead of the APHouse entrance ceremony, the new 2010 Spring Semester RAs took part in a training camp from Thursday, March 11 until Saturday, March 20. During the camp, the new RAs underwent disaster response and mental health training, and learnt some of the know-how needed to ensure that all residents enjoy their time here. They also studied in-depth the various events held at AP House.
Newly appointed Resident Assistant, Ray Samuel (APM3, Indonesia) spoke of his goals for his term as an RA, "I lived in an apartment in Beppu City up until now but decided to come back to APHouse because I really missed the friendly and caring environment. Being an RA promises to be a greatly rewarding experience for me and I hope to make the most of the management and people skills I have learnt to provide the best possible service to our 'clients' – the AP House residents".
At the conclusion of the Friday, April 2 Entrance Ceremony, the new entrants took their first steps as APU students. With the support of our Resident Assistants, the new international and domestic students will begin developing intercultural communication and language skills at APHouse and building up the experience required to perform in international society.
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