BU Fall Career Fair: 2018 JET Program Recruiting
2018 JET Program Recruiting- Opportunities for students in Japan
As you may know, this year marks the beginning of the 30th year of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Currently, more than 5,100 young people from 44 countries are participating in JET, sharing their own culture, helping to encourage English language learning and broadening their own perspectives by living and working in Japan.
Although students may not apply before the fall of their senior year, we encourage any student who may be interested in applying in the future to stop by and learn about the possibilities. Most JET Program positions do not require Japanese language ability or teaching experience, but we certainly look favorably upon those who have studied language, culture, technique and theory.
Applications will open the last week of September. The deadline for applying to the 2018 JET Program is twofold, this year: online documents to be submitted by November 9th, while physical copies must be postmarked for receipt in Washington DC by November 18th. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the new US JET Program website to learn more and to apply: JETprogramUSA.org
Visit the JET Program table at:
BU Fall Career Fair 2017
Date: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Center for Career Development, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
JET: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is an extraordinary opportunity for college graduates to live and work in Japan. Sponsored by the Japanese Government, the program’s goals are to improve English language education and promote grass-roots level international exchange in Japan.
Candidates interested in joining the next session of JET which will begin in the summer of 2018 should apply this fall by visiting the US JET Program website: JETprogramUSA.org
Applications will open the last week of September. The deadline for applying to the 2018 JET Program is twofold, this year: online documents to be submitted by November 9th, while physical copies must be postmarked for receipt in Washington DC by November 18th, 2017.
JET Program Positions
ALT – Assistant Language Teacher: ALTs assist Japanese teachers in public school English classes and local boards of education. They participate in school and community activities.
There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs but Japanese language ability is looked upon favorably. More than 90% of all JETs work as ALTs.
CIR – Coordinator for International Relations: CIRs are engaged in international exchange activities at the local government level. They receive overseas guests, translate foreign publications into Japanese, teach English and interpret at various events. They also cooperate and give advice in planning and implementing international exchange events. Most CIRs also have some teaching duties. **A good command of Japanese is required for CIRs.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree by July 15, 2018. JET is open to citizens of 40 countries, but candidates must apply in their country of citizenship. The JET Program seeks candidates who are mature, flexible and interested in learning about Japan while sharing their own culture.
JET provides transportation to and from Japan and remuneration of JY 3,360,000 per year which JETs use to pay their living expenses, including housing. Housing is usually arranged by the Contracting Organization.
Candidates should apply this fall for positions which begin in late July 2018.
The online deadline is November 9th, and a physical copy must be received in Washington DC by November 18th, 2017.
For more information contact:
JET Program Office
Consulate General of Japan in Boston