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Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, with the aid of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recruits more than one thousand new JET participants each year to come to Japan and work as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools, Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities, or Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) who promote international exchange through sports. JET participants are placed with local government organizations (contracting organizations) throughout Japan in every imaginable locality, including large cities, small and medium-sized towns, and rural farming and fishing villages.

Application Deadline: November

Current Status: 
Senior, Grad Student, Recent Alum
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
International Experience, Non-U.S. Citizen, Teaching (including English abroad)
Direct Submission
Fields of Study: 
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Health-related, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences and Technology, International Relations and Public Policy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Fall (September – December)

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