JET Programme
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Posted 11/15/07
I was wondering if anyone had heard of the JET programme and If anyone is participating in it this year. Basically its an organisation that has been around since 1987 set up in 44 different countries, that takes Graduating Students from these countries, sends them to Japan to be an Assistant English Teacher to Japanese Youths aged 12-18, for a year, fully paid

Heres a link to the website in case anyone doesnt know what the hell i'm talking about.
http://www.jet-uk.org/

I was wondering if anyone here is applying for it to for the 2008/2009 period.

I myself am taking up the opportunity, i feel it will give me a good chance to see true Japanese culture. And it earns me a bit of cash on the side!
Posted 11/15/07
ive heard of it before , i want to apply for it in a few years when im old enough... im only 15.
By the way is the age you can apply at 18 or is it like 21 ?
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Posted 2/27/08
I'm kind of interested in this program, but on the website it states you need a basic bachelors degree to apply, so I'm on my way to getting one, I guess I'll be 22 turning 23 by the time I'm able to leave...if I haven't changed my mind by that time...

yep #14 o the list

Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or obtain one by the departure date (See Note 2), or be qualified to teach at primary/elementary or secondary schools or obtain such qualifications by the departure date.
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Posted 2/27/08
Good program, but their selection process is pretty random. Pretty much apply and hope you get accepted! But from what I hear they favour people who are lacking in the Japanese language skills department.

Yes for any English teaching job in Japan, be it an ALT or an LT, you will have to have a 4 year college degree, that’s only to appease the visa requirements.

There’s a lot of language schools out there, JET is just more highly regarded because of its massive marketing campaign.

If your still a youngen and want to live in Japan, try checking out some Japanese language schools, there’s literally hundreds of them.
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