The JET program is essentially a Japan government-sponsored program that hires English-speakers primarily from the United States to help teach English in Japan. The following is an e-mail I received (including file attachment) regarding an information session on the JET program. From what I have personally heard, the JET program is an exceptional opportunity for anybody willing to live and work in Japan. Lots of positive experiences!
I am writing you to inform you that the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program will be attending the Study and Internship Abroad Fair at UC Davis on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 11:00am-2:00pm I have attached a flier with details about this event and the JET Program. If it is not too much trouble could you please print it out and display it in a visible location for your students.
All majors and educational specialties are welcome to apply to the JET Program. The ability to adapt to life in a Japanese community is also essential to succeed on this program. Thus, an interest in Japan, as well as a flexible and enthusiastic attitude, will be helpful. Successful applicants will depart for Japan in early August 2009. Round-trip airfare from designated points in the U.S. will be provided. The length of the contract is one year and the annual remuneration will be 3,600,000 Japanese yen.
Thank you again for all your help, and please do not hesitate to contact this office by phone – (415) 356-2462 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have about the JET Program. We look forward to hearing from your students!
JET Program Coordinator
Japan Information Center
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Attn: JET Program
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 356-2462
FAX: (415) 777-0518
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