How to get onto the JET Programme

Discussion in 'Working in Japan' started by Jus and Amy, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Jus and Amy

    Jus and Amy Registered

    Hi everyone, our names are Justin and Amy and we are currently JETs living in Southern Japan. We wanted to give you guys a heads up that applications for the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) ASSISTANT LANGUAGE TEACHERS (ALT) position will be released in September-November depending on your home country. BUT that doesn't mean you can't start researching and preparing now!

    So if you're interested in teaching English to Japanese students, looking to be a cultural ambassador that represents your country, or looking to travel and experience life in Japan then you’d be interested in applying for the JET Programme!
    JET Programme

    **How to Get into the JET Programme video

    **Program Overview
    The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, commonly called JET Programme, is a Japanese government initiative that has been running for 30 years. The JET Programme brings university graduates, mainly from English-speaking countries, to Japan as assistant language teachers, coordinators for international relations and sports exchange advisers.

    3.36 million yen first year (Around $32,000 U.S before tax)
    3.6 million in the second year
    3.9 million in the third year
    3.96 million for the fourth and fifth year.

    -Hold at least a Bachelor's degree or obtain such qualifications by the designated date prior to departure.
    -Be listed as one of the 40 countries participating
    -Be both mentally and physically healthy.

    The process can be quite long but it's totally worth it if you really want to travel, meet new people, learn Japanese culture/traditions or even study Japanese!

    Good luck^^
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  2. Glenski

    Glenski Just me

    Don't forget that minor detail of working 9-5, five days a week. JET program is not a sightseeing tour or study trip.

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