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Recruitment -- Campus Visits and Information Sessions

Application Timeline & Interviews

JET Alumni Association of Southern California

For complete information about the JET Program and to apply, please visit the Official JET Program Website for U.S. Citizens at the website of the Embassy of Japan in the U.S.

If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, please check this page and to find the Embassy of Japan website of the country in which you hold citizenship.

Connect with the JET Program on Facebook -- click here!

About


headerThe Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which enters its 33rd year, is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. The number of countries sending participants has risen over the years, as has the number of participants.

The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) administers the JET Program in cooperation with local government organisations; the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA); and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). CLAIR provides support for both JET Program participants and their Contracting Organizations* by arranging each JET participant's arrival, holding orientation seminars, as well as providing counselling and distributing a wide variety of essential resource materials and information.

Two positions are offered for U.S. citizens: Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). ALTs work as assistants to Japanese teachers of English at elementary, junior high or senior high schools, while CIRs engage in international exchange activities at local government offices.

JET participants are located in every prefecture of Japan and develop strong relationships with their local communities through foreign language education and international exchange activities. After completing their time on the Program, many former JET participants use their experiences in Japan to continue enhancing relations between Japan and their home countries.

* Contracting Organizations consist of 47 prefectural and 19 designated city governments, individual city, town and village governments and some private schools. JET participants sign their contracts with their Contracting Organization and as such, they are under the jurisdiction of the local authority which employs them.

The information contained on this page is specifically for prospective JETs, current applicants, and JET Alumni who live or work in our jurisdiction of Southern California (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) and the state of Arizona.

If you have questions about the JET Program not answered here or on the official U.S. website, and you reside in our jurisdiction, please contact the JET Program Coordinator by phone at (213) 617-6700 x332, or by email. If you are not a United States citizen, please click here to find and contact the Embassy of Japan in the country to which you hold citizenship for JET Program information.

Campus Visits & Information Sessions in Fall 2018

The JET Program does most of its recruiting at college and university campuses in our jurisdiction. At some campuses we offer an information session specifically for the JET Program. Below is a list of the campuses we will be visiting. Please check back frequently for updates and changes, as additional sessions and locations will be added throughout September/October. Whether you are a student or you have already graduated, you are more than welcome to attend any of our events.

Unable to attend sessions in this jurisdiction? Click here for the JET Program's national recruitment schedule, or contact the JET desk at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, to arrange a brief consultation in the JICC Library. Consultations are subject to availability and must be scheduled at least 2 business days in advance.


Date Time Event Venue
Thur, Sept. 6 10:00am - 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair

California State University, Los Angeles, Main walkway near library and bookstore

Tues, Sept. 11 10:00am - 2:00pm Study Abroad Fair

San Diego State University, North Library Walkway

Tues, Sept. 11 6:00pm - 7:00pm Info Session

San Diego State University, Gateway Center Bldg., American Language Institute

Wed, Sept. 12 10:00am - 2:00pm Career Fair

University of Southern California, Trousdale Parkway

Thur, Sept. 13 11:00am - 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair

California State University, Fullerton, Central Quad

Mon, Sept. 17 10:00am - 2:00pm Study Abroad Fair

Chapman University, Attallah Piazza

Tue, Sept. 18 12:00pm - 1:00pm Info Session

Occidental College, Hameetman Career Center Seminar Room

Wed, Sept. 19 10:00am - 2:00pm Study Abroad Fair

California State University, Long Beach, Speakers Platform in front of the Bookstore

Fri, Sept. 21 2:00pm - 3:00pm Info Session

University of La Verne, Leo Hall #204

Fri, Sept. 21 4:15pm - 5:15pm Info Session

Pomona College, Millikan Room 1021

Wed, Sept. 26 10:00am - 2:00pm Study Abroad Fair

University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom

Wed, Sept. 26 2:30pm - 3:30pm Info Session

University of Arizona, Department of East Asian Studies, Learning Services Building 107

Thur, Sept. 27 10:30am - 2:30pm Career Fair

Cal Poly Pomona, University Quad

Thur, Sept. 27 12:00pm - 1:00pm Info Session

Arizona State University, Memorial Union Building, Graham Room

Thur, Sept. 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm Info Session

Arizona State University, Memorial Union Building, Pima Room

Fri, Sept. 28 10:00am - 11:00am Info Session

Northern Arizona University, Blome Conference Room, Center for International Education

Fri, Sept. 28 12:00pm - 4:00pm Career Fair

Northern Arizona University, University Union Fieldhouse

Thur, Oct. 4 12:00pm - 1:00pm Info Session

Pitzer College, McConnell Center, Founder's Room (2F)

Thur, Oct. 4 3:00pm - 4:00pm Info Session

Mt. San Antonio College, Bldg 77 Room 1070

Tue, Oct. 9 1:00pm - 3:00pm Info Session

University of California, Riverside, HUB 379

Wed, Oct. 10 4:30pm - 6:30pm Info Session

California State University, San Bernardino, PL (John M. Pfau Library), Room 0013

Thur, Oct. 11 2:00pm - 3:00pm Info Session

Pepperdine University, Black Family Plaza Classroom (BPC) 188

Mon, Oct. 15 10:00am - 2:00pm Study Abroad Fair

University of California, Riverside, Rivera Library Walkway

Mon, Oct. 15 4:45pm - 6:15pm Info Session

Soka University, The Fishbowl (3F of Student Affairs in Ikeda Library)

Tue, Oct. 16 11:00am - 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair

University of California, Los Angeles, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

Wed, Oct. 17 12:00pm - 1:00pm Info Session

Whittier College, Campus Center, Career Center

Thur, Oct. 18 10:00am - 2:00pm Career Fair

University of California, Santa Barbara, Thunderdome Events Center

Thur, Oct. 18 4:00pm - 5:00pm Info Session

University of California, Santa Barbara, Career Resource Room (CRR), Building 599

Fri, Oct. 19 6:00pm - 7:00pm Info Session

University of California, Los Angeles, Royce 154

Sat, Oct. 20 9:30am - 3:30pm Lessons from Abroad Conference

California State University, Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business & Economics (SGMH)

Tue, Oct. 23 10:00am - 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair

University of California, Irvine, Ring Road in front of Student Center & Starbucks

Tue, Oct. 23 4:00pm - 5:30pm Info Session

University of California, Irvine, Humanities Gateway Building 1010

Tue, Oct. 23 11:00am - 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair

University of California, San Diego, Price Center Ballroom West

Tue, Oct. 23 4:00pm - 5:30pm Info Session

University of California, San Diego, Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) Room 3086

Wed, Oct. 24 12:30pm - 1:45pm Info Session

California State University, Long Beach, LA4-105

Wed, Oct. 24 4:15pm - 5:15pm Info Session

California State University, Fullerton Titan Student Union (TSU), Ontiveros ABC Meeting Room

Mon, Oct. 29 6:00pm - 7:00pm Info Session

University of Southern California, Cardinal & Gold Conference Room (STU) B6

Tues, Oct. 30 6:00pm - 7:00pm Info Session

California State University, Long Beach TBD

Tue, Nov. 6 10:00am -1:00pm Education Career Fair

Scripps College, Seal Court

Application & Interview Timeline

Early October

Applications will be made available through the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. (link)

Please see the list of Required Documents and Supplemental Materials. Some items (e.g. transcripts and/or criminal background check) may take up to one month to obtain, therefore it would be in your best interest to begin collecting your documents as soon as possible.

September - November

Recruitment -- Campus Visits & Information Sessions

Nov. 17, 2018

Application deadline

 

January/February

Interviews

March

Notification of selection and placement (early placement)

Early to mid-April

Results notification to applicants

June

Placement notification & Pre-Departure Seminar

Early July

Visa Processing

End of July

Orientation & Reception, Departure

August

Arrival in Japan


JET Alumni Association of Southern California (JETAASC)

There is life after JET! When you return to the United States, you can look forward to joining an organization filled with people who truly appreciate your experiences. JETAA is a support group and network for both recent returnees and JET alumni that have been back for a while. JETAA organizes social events, career informational and networking forums, and opportunities to assist the Consulate as speakers and interviewers with its recruitment and selection of new JETs. The networking is especially worthwhile since many of JETAA members work as educators and in many Japanese companies and organizations in Southern California.

Visit the JETAASC Official Homepage for more information and to join!

 
 

 

 

   
 
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