Los Angeles offers a rich variety of events and experiences for ICLA students. The ICLA Resident Assistant team works with the Programs & Services Coordinator to plan outings and events in Los Angeles that give our students ample opportunities to experience LA's cultural, media and natural attractions throughout the semester. 

Some programs and events that students have enjoyed are:

  • Universal Studios backlot tour and theme park
  • Hiking to the Hollywood sign
  • Television tapings, including talk shows, sitcoms and The Price Is Right
  • Professional LA sports teams, including the Dodgers, Kings, Lakers, Clippers and Galaxy
  • Beach bonfires
  • Camping trips
  • Museums
  • Volleyball tournament
  • Los Angeles AIDS Walk
  • Open mic concerts
  • Outdoor movie screenings
  • Photo scavenger hunts

Resident Assistants in Los Angeles

Each semester, Resident Assistants work with the LA Programs and Services Coordinator in a capacity similar to RAs working on the home campus, with an emphasis on event planning. The RAs must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work both independently and as team members.


  • Have fun!
  • Foster community among ICLA students.
  • Plan and coordinate on-campus and off-campus events. 
  • Promote planned events and programs. 
  • Attend mandatory training sessions prior to the beginning of the semester.
  • Serve as a role model for staff and students both personally and professionally.
  • Act as a liaison between the LA Program office and apartment personnel and security offices, particularly in the event of emergency situations.
  • Act as an information source for students regarding the apartment facility, the surrounding area, and the LA Program.
  • Enforce Ithaca College Residential Life rules and regulations and the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code.
  • Conduct wellness and outreach rounds with assigned residents.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Submit weekly reports to the Programs & Services Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be an Ithaca College student accepted into the Los Angeles Program.
  • Fall and spring semester applicants must be registered as full-time during their Los Angeles Program semester. 
  • Ability to communicate well in group and individual situations.
  • Ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to evaluate crisis situations and respond appropriately.


Applications and resumes for Spring 2020 are due Tuesday, September 24 at 5pm Eastern Time.


Resident Assistants receive a full housing stipend for the semester. 


  • Attending RA training is mandatory.
  • Spring 2020 training will be held Sunday - Monday, January 5-6.
  • Summer 2020 training will be Monday, May 1.
  • Fall 2020 training will be Sunday - Monday, August 16-17. 

TO APPLY: Complete the online RA application form by 5pm, Tuesday, September 24. After submitting your application, email your resumé to Jon Bassinger-Flores at jbassingerflores@ithaca.edu. Title your email "[Your Name} RA Resume." Your resumé should be one page and in pdf format.

Video interviews will be conducted from Monday - Wednesday, September 30-October 2. Phone interviews can be arranged if video is unavailable. Hiring decisions will be emailed on Friday, October 4.

Hollywood Scavenger Hunt

Exploring the Hollywood/Highland Center can yield surprising results and prizes!