CHICAGO — The Consulate General of Japan at Chicago is proud to send off over 100 new participants of the 26th annual Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
Around 103 of them will depart for Japan on July 28 and a few others on August 21. All participants will work in Japan as English teachers or coordinators for international relations for a minimum of one year. The program provides an exciting opportunity for mutual enrichment between the participants and their host communities.
The JET Program aims to promote grass roots internationalization by inviting young college and university graduates from overseas to assist in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. This year, the JET Program will welcome approximately 1,500 new participants, bringing the number of JET participants in Japan above 4,300, from a total 40 countries.
For more information about the program, visithttp://www.jetprogramme.org/.
Chicago is one of the world’s largest points of recruitment and departure for JET. At the Pre-departure Orientation on Friday, July 27th 2-4pm, JET alumni Mr. Allen Kidd, President of Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese, will make remarks followed by a send-off reception from 4-5pm. On Saturday, all participants will leave O’Hare around noon.