ABOUT JET

Welcome to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 40 countries around the world participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. Before departing for Japan and upon return, there are a number of JET alumni organizations that host social, volunteer and professional development activities to help individuals through the transition process. Becoming a JET puts you in an elite network of incredible individuals. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!


Application Deadline has passed: November 18, 2016

Thank you for applying for 2017 JET Program! The application deadline has now passed.

The next application cycle will be Fall 2017 for 2017-18 JET Program year.

TESTIMONIALS

POSITIONS

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

ALTs teach work alongside their Japanese counterparts to teach English to children of all ages in schools.

Coordinator for International Relation (CIR)

CIRs have a high degree of Japanese language proficiency and work in government positions as interpreters.

APPLICATION

Application Timeline

The next application cycle will open in fall 2016 for the 2017 JET Program.

 

Application Available October
Application Deadline November
Interviews Jan-Feb
Interview Results April
Departure  July

Visit this website in August/September for updated information and guidelines and follow the Official JET Program USA Facebook page or Official JET Program USA Twitter page in order to receive notifications.

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ABOUT JET

Since the JET Program was founded in 1987, we have sent more than 61,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan.

CONTACT US
  • 2520 Massachusetts Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
  • (202)238-6772/6773
  • jetprogram@ws.mofa.go.jp
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