JET Program


The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program invites college and university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. The program is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Home Affairs and local governments throughout Japan, in cooperation with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).

Participants are invited to Japan as representatives of their home countries and play an important role in promoting mutual understanding between nations. As a result, successful JET Program applicants must have a strong sense of responsibility, a variety of positive interests toward Japan, and must be willing to adapt to a different culture and new situations. The JET Program gives college graduates the opportunity to live and work in Japan for up to five years teaching English to students in Japanese schools.

For more information on the JET Program contact Rhea Young at 313-567-0120 or send an email to Rhea.

Or, visit the JET Program Official Site. outside

Great Lakes Chapter of JETAA outside our local JET alumni chapter
(Visit them on Facebook here. outside)

“Living in Japan, we learn about other cultures and we also learn about our own.”

The Association of Japan Exchange and Teaching is an independent, self-supporting volunteer organization that promotes and supports exchange and teaching in Japan in cooperation with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. The primary purpose of AJET is to facilitate a successful working relationship between JET Program sponsors and participants. AJET promotes peer support and fellowship, sponsor special projects, assist in the organization of conferences and carry on other activities which further this purpose.