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Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Information Session

Date: November 15 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm Location: Howard Hall Room 115

Howard Hall Room 115

Are you interested in living, working, teaching and learning in Japan? If so, attend the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) general information session next week. The JET Program provides a unique opportunity to teach English to elementary, junior high and high school students in the Japanese public school system. The program helps to develop foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and JET Program participants from around the world.

There are two positions offered by the JET Program. Individuals selected to serve as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) will be placed in the offices of prefectural governments, cities and towns throughout Japan. Individuals selected to serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) will be placed in public schools or local boards of education. No Japanese language ability is required for the ALT position!!

Applicants Must:

    * have U.S. citizenship (or hold citizenship in one of the other 38 participating countries. You must apply in your home country)
    * hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline by July 2011.

JET Online Application: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Early December (applications must be received at the Embassy by this time)

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