Teach English Abroad-Japanese Language Skills Not Required, Monday, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m., Rinker Welcome Center

Stetson’s Office of Career & Professional Development invites you to attend the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) information session where you can learn about teaching English abroad without having had coursework in Japanese.

Monday, Sept. 17
5:30-7 p.m.
Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room, 1st Floor

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.

The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing and who have a deep interest in Japan. Only the best candidates are chosen to represent America. The JET Program typically receives 4,000-5,000 applications each year from U.S. applicants. Of these, 1,000-1,100 will be selected for participation in the JET Program.

The JET Program is implemented by contracting organizations of Japan in cooperation with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). More information about each of the ministries and their relation to the JET Program can be found on the CLAIR website.