I worked at JET Program full-time (More than a year)
You get to live and work in Japan. Students are great, teachers are also usually great, and you have a lot of opportunities to improve your Japanese language skills. My experience was 10x better than I imagined going in, so I can't recommend this program enough.
The program can be difficult for some, especially those who can't speak Japanese. There is also a lot of unstructured time involved, and occasionally teachers can be stubborn.
Advice to Management
More structure for ALTs to allow them to contribute more to their school communities might be useful.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at JET Program (Los Angeles, CA).
Difficult, but not impossible, do your research, be prepared, dress your best. They'll quiz you on the basics of being a teacher to find out if you can cut it.
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