Here at Kansai University, we strive to create an international environment that can foster
global citizens to bring fresh perspectives to the world.
The International Student Dormitory is not only a residential facility, but a truly unique space where both international and local students can strengthen communication skills on a daily basis through the exchange of culture and language.
Through these steps, we are working towards our mission of creating an Intercultural Immersion Campus.
Kansai University manages the four different dormitories: The male dorm, Student House
Shurei-ryo, the female dorm, Dormitory Tsukigaoka and the co-ed dorms, Kansai University Minami-Senri
International Plaza International Students Dormitory and Kansai University International Dormitory.
Kansai University is directly responsible for recruitment and entrance procedures and daily management of these four dormitories.
Through business partnership between Kansai University and KANDAI Pensee Co., Ltd., the International Student Dorm, KU I-House was created and is managed by Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd.
Both international and Japanese students share the space for cultural exchange and develop a deeper understanding of the world.
Global connections and friendships are made by sharing everyday life with people of different ages, school years and nationalities.
A dorm is not only a great place to improve communication and social skills, but gives a chance to add a truly unique experience to your life.
In order to support the residents' life, live-in, Resident Assistants are assigned to the dormitories.
Their responsibilities include floor management, event planning, day-to-day support and encouraging communication among the residents.
Skills Expected to be ObtainedBeing a Resident Assistant provides an opportunity to nurture a global mindset and leadership, communication and planning skills.
By being a Resident Assistant, I was able to nurture different values, broaden perspectives and become more of a global citizen.
It was rewarding to be able to create activities and events while bridging the gap between residents from different cultures and diverse backgrounds.
It’s an intimate experience to live together in the dorm and so many exchanges can be made on a daily basis without even realizing it.
Through practical experiences such as event planning, taking meeting minutes, and working with office staff, I developed a number of new skills that will be helpful in the future.
In order to smoothly adapt to Japanese customs, manners and culture, Resident Assistants give consultation sessions and advices to international residents.
Management of Unit Rooms
Resident Assistants propose rules of the each unit or floor and general operations, and are also responsible for noticing dormitory office regarding facilities that require periodic checks or repairs such as kitchen and floor facilities.
Planning and Management of Activities
Resident Assistants arrange activities for the whole dormitory residents about once a month, and for the unit or floor as needed and support university-sponsored events and activities as needed.
Resident Assistant Meetings
Meetings are held to manage and share opinions and suggestions received from residents. These opinions will be reported to the university for further discussion.
※ Held once a week in principle. The schedule is set based on the class schedule of all Resident Assistants.
International Students Support
Resident Assistants support international students in various situations such as; city hall procedures, orientation and airport pickup (only for the residents at Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory).
Resident Assistants explain how to use the facilities, equipment, rules and common space manners at the dormitory when students first enter the dormitory.
Resident Assistants are the primary persons to help an emergency case such as injury or illness in the dormitory.
Supporting publicity activities of Resident Assistant
Helping and participating in publicity activity such as recruiting briefings and events.