JET Program 2023 Alumni-Led Orientation

JET Alumni present on life in Japan
JET Alumni discuss career opportunities after JET
On Saturday, July 8, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco hosted an Alumni-Led Orientation for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program participants who will be travelling to Japan next month. At the orientation, outbound JET Program participants learned about life in Japan, professional development, and more from JET Program alumni. They also had the chance to try Rajio Taiso (Radio calisthenics) and activities that they will be able to use in their classrooms in Japan.
The JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program) is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations for globalization of Japan at the grassroots level. The program invites young professionals from overseas to work in foreign language education and international exchange at schools, municipal offices, and boards of education across Japan. Since its foundation in 1987, more than 70,000 participants from over 70 countries have participated in and worked for the program as Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, or Sport Exchange Advisors.
Further information on the JET Program available on the JET Program USA Website.
Outbound JET Participants listening to presentations
JET Program Coordinator Kai Wiesner-Hanks explains the appeal of the program
Alumni panelists
Alumni panel discussion
Participants trying Rajio Taiso
Participants join breakout sessions

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