A Chance to Live, Work and Learn in Japan
Recruitment for the 2017 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is currently underway. Of the 43 participants sent from British Columbia, this past summer, 17 were former University of British Columbia students. We hope we will continue to receive many strong candidates from UBC for next year.
The JET Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside Japanese teachers of English in the public school system, while CIRs are employed in local government offices. Participants gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.
Application forms and further details can be found on the Embassy of Japan’s JET Programme website: jetprogramme.ca. The deadline to apply for the 2017 JET programme is November 18, 2016.
In general, applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree (any discipline) by July 2017 and be a Canadian citizen, to apply through the Embassy of Japan in Canada. As the JET Programme involves 40 countries, non-Canadians should contact the Embassy of Japan in their home country about applying for the JET Programme.
Information sessions will be held at UBC’s main campus as follows:
* Thursday, October 6 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 185
* Tuesday, October 25 – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Asian Centre Auditorium
Further details at jetprogramme.ca
See the poster for the event.