Japan Exchange and Teaching
Want to experience other cultures, share yours and have fun? Join the JET Program!
It is the only program of its kind backed by the Japanese government. There are three different positions you can apply for through your local Japanese Consulate:
-Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
"ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school."
-Coordinator of International Relations (CIR)
"CIRs are engaged in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation, and are placed in administrative offices of local authorities or related organizations. This position requires a high-degree of fluency and positions are less than 10% of all JET Program participants. Their duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organizations."
-Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA)
"SEAs work for local governments, coaching and promoting internationalisation through the universal language of sports. SEAs are sports professionals whose role is to assist with sports training and the planning of sports related projects."