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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

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    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!
    **Website:
    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.

    **Salary
    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.

    **Requirements
    -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

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    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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