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Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Info Session

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lillis Business Complex, 175
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Are you interested in living, working, teaching, and learning in Japan? If so, attend the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) general information session on the UO campus. The JET Program provides college graduates a unique opportunity to teach English to students in the Japanese public school system. The program helps to develop foreign language education in Japan and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and JET Program participants from around the world.

The JET Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth. JET Program participants serve as either Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) or as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT).

Individuals selected to serve as CIRs will be placed in the offices of prefectural governments, cities and towns throughout Japan. Individuals selected to serve as ALT will be placed in public schools or local boards of education. No Japanese language requirement for the ALT position! For more information about JET and to access the application, visit:

Applicants must:

  • Have U.S. citizenship (or have citizenship in one of the other 54 participating countries)
  • Hold a bachelor's degree by July 2020

DEADLINE TO APPLY: To be announced but is typically early-to-mid-November (on-line applications must be received by this time).

JET contact:

Matthew Turner, Information & Cultural Affairs
Consular Office of Japan in Portland
503-221-1811 ext. 314

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