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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

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    Visa process completely handled
    Helpful throughout hiring process & still in contact while working
    Very supportive and encouraging
    Great school placement

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    JET made me decide if I was going to recontract for another year in December when I only arrived in July and the next year wouldn't start until the following July. It's hard to know if you're ready to stay another year and a half when you've only been there a few months!

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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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    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at JET Program.

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    When I arrived at the building I was greeted by doormen , showed my id and proceeded to go up to the office floor. Then a former JET ALT greeted me warmly and told me not to worry she was also very helpful in answering any of the questions I had about the program or what to expect on the coming interview. She said there would be 3 people and that I knew I was doing well if they asked me to do a practice lesson on the white board. I went in and sure enough there were 3 interviewers. One was very strict while the other were very kind. There were several questions relating to my personal ways of dealing with stress up to how I would handle cultural exchange etc. Then they asked me to perform a brief sample lesson on the white board that I had to improvise. All in all it was not as bad as I expected, though it was intense.

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