|JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING (JET) PROGRAM|
| Every year, the Japanese government invites thousands of young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the program has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in human and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest cultural exchange programs in the world.
The 2014 JET Program application period has ended. Please refer to our website in late October or early November to obtain 2015 application materials.
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
*Although no Japanese language ability is required for this position, successful applicants are expected to make an effort to study or continue studying the Japanese language.
| Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
The CIR works in a local government office. Typical CIR duties include editing and translating pamphlets, implementing international exchange programs, interpreting at special events, presenting cultural events, creating newsletters, and teaching English to government employees.
*Strong Japanese language skills are required for this position.
| Benefits of the JET Program include:
| Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
|The application process follows the general timeline below. However, please keep in mind that specific dates vary from year to year, so check back regularly or contact us for the current year's dates.|
End of July
Notifications of Acceptance (though alternates may be called until or after departure)
Departure for Japan
|When available, applications can be downloaded from the JET Program's website.|
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|
|Click here for an UPDATED FAQ document.|
|JET Alumni Association (JETAA)|
The JET Alumni Association (JETAA) is a network of former JET participants organized into regional chapters. Activities vary from chapter to chapter, but typical activities include presenting information sessions for potential JET participants, organizing Japan-related activities, and holding job-fairs to help returning JETs reenter the marketplace.
To join or contact the JET Alumni Association in your area, please visit the JET Alumni homepage.