JET Alumni Experiences
The JET Program not only offers a great opportunity to live and work in Japan, but also a chance to meet and create individual friendships with Japanese people. The following stories, from members of the JET Alumni Association of Northern California, are examples of the memorable, very "human" experiences you may encounter while living overseas on the JET Program.
Japan & I Alumni Video
See what several JET Program alumni have to say about their time on the Program and how it impacted them in the development of their current career.
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
Ronn Patton worked as an Assistant Language Teacher in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture from 1990 to 1991. After returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, he later served as co-president of the JET Alumni Association of Northern California. He currently works as an Educational Director for the California State University, Hayward.
Libby Wolfensperger worked as an Assistant Language Teacher in Yotsukaido City in Chiba Prefecture from 1992 to 1994. After returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, she later served as co-president of the JET Alumni Association of Northern California, and currently works as a HRIS Specialist for Vodafone.