International Peer Advisor (IPA)
Asia University America Program (AUAP)
Supervisor / Contact person:
International Center, Room 137
Number of Students Needed:
Hourly Pay Rate:
$9.50 per hour
Hours Per Week:
The hourly pay rate will rise, but has not yet been determined since our budget has not been approved yet.
As a member of a team of around 9 other IPAs, you would be a resource person for a group of 10-11 students from Japan, helping them get the most out of their 5 months at CWU, while also helping the local community benefit from the cultural exchange. Employment for the spring/summer cycle would be from February 16th to July 14th,and from September 7th to February 10th for the cycle next Fall/winter, with the possibility of returning for future cycles. Functions include: interacting daily with students, helping with interactions between students and Americans on and off campus, planning activities for both AUAP and CWU students, assisting students in the residence halls with roommate issues and involvement in the community, planning and facilitating weekly group meetings, assisting students with visits to the Health Center, and acting as an important communication link between AUAP students and the AUAP staff.
Looking for full-time students who will live in a designated residence hall (usually the Bassetties or Carmody/Al-Monty)with the students. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6, and a valid driver's license is preferred. Must be flexible, responsible, have good organization skills, be open to learning new things, and must have a genuine interest in the welfare of the students from Japan.
Purpose of Position:
The IPA position is an integral part of the AUAP program. The program exists at CWU, WWU, and EWU, and is a contracted study abroad program with Asia University in Tokyo, Japan. IPAs can heavily influence whether or not a student has a positive or negative experience! Please refer to our website at http://www.cwu.edu/international-programs/ipa-information for more information.
IPAs can improve their leadership skills, communication skills, every kind of people skill, their cross-cultural knowledge, knowledge of CWU and Ellensburg, and decision-making. This is a chance to make new friends, have a profoundly positive impact on other peoples' lives, and enrich your college life, while gaining necessary job skills applicable to an immense variety of employment fields.