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JET Program Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1987
Contract
Colleges & Universities
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Working at JET Program

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 (More than 3 years)

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    Developed life-long relationships with an international community.
    Gained transferrable skills including public speaking, curriculum development, teaching, editing, and coordination skills

    Cons

    Placement is out of your control so the experience varies wildly.

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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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    Applied for JET on their website, in February I had an interview. The first part was the reading comprehension section. I read it twice once silently and then out loud. I was then asked questions about what I read. I was then asked more questions in Japanese about my interests. After that I was given standard interview questions in English like "Why JET instead of some other exchange program?"

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