JET Program Info Session & Alumni Panel, 9/22, 4pm

U-M’s Center for Japanese Studies is pleased to sponsor the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme information session and alumni panel again this year.  All are invited to come and find out about this exciting program of teaching and grassroots exchange in Japan.

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Place: 2609 School of Social Work Building
  • Rhea M. Young, JET Program Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan, Detroit
  • Paul Fales, Assistant Language Teacher, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi, 2011-13
  • Emery M. Volz, Assistant Language Teacher, Kushimoto-cho, Wakayama, 2011-14

Come find out about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, a Japanese government program aimed at promoting grassroots international exchange.  JET offers two types of positions: Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) who help teach English in primary and secondary schools, and Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) who help coordinate international programs in city and town halls throughout Japan.  Japanese language proficiency is NOT required for most positions.

Recent JET alumni will speak about their experiences and the JET Program Coordinator will provide information on the application process for positions that start in the summer of 2015.

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