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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1987
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Colleges & Universities
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The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the ... Read more

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    I worked at JET Program full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at the school is warm and inviting. The students are lively.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have no work to do, and are bored.

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JET Program Photos

JET Program photo of: The majority of ALTs are placed in junior high schools. Here, a JET poses with his English class.
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (2) (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (3) (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: Learning about and experiencing traditional Japan is one of the many benefits to working on the JET Program. An ancient pagoda on the island of Kyushu is pictured here.
JET Program photo of: JET participants are encouraged to get involved in student life outside the classroom, including field trips, sports day, and culture festivals.
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JET Program Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at JET Program (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    There were three interviewers. One asked questions in English, one in Japanese, and the other only took notes and did not interact with me at all. I was asked some basic questions about information from my application, then some more questions about my experience in more detail (in English). Mostly seemed intended to determine whether I would get homesick and try to get out of the contract early.
    Then the interview switched to Japanese. I was asked to introduce myself. Then I was given a short article and some time to scan it. I was asked to then read it out loud, then given some comprehension questions answer.

    Interview Questions

    • What experiences have you had living among people of a different culture than your own? How did you handle any troubles you had at that time?   2 Answers
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