Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Attention, seniors and juniors! Consider traveling and teaching English in Japan after graduation.  The Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs (OINSEP) will host a Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) information session on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the 4th Floor Auditorium, Belcher Hall.

Mellissa Takeuchi from the Consulate-General of Japan located in Atlanta, Ga. will share information on this wonderful opportunity. JET aims to promote grassroots international exchange between Japan and other countries by inviting young college and university graduates from overseas to assist in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan.  JET is one of the largest exchange programs in the world, and is funded by the Japanese government.

JET invites college graduates to Japan for one to four years to teach English at public junior and senior high schools.  In their first year, JET participants receive 3,360,000 yen (approximately $33,000) after Japanese income and inhabitant taxes.  JET provides travel expenses to and from Japan and health insurance.  For more information, visit the official JET Programme website at http://www.jetprogramme.org/.

OINSEP encourages faculty, seniors, juniors, and other interested students to attend the information session. Students will have the opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with Mellissa Takeuchi. For more information, contact Kathlyn Stephenson at (803) 813-1144, email: ksteph10@scsu.edu; Irran Duncan at (803) 536-7903, email: iduncan@scsu.edu or Dr. Learie Luke, director of OINSEP, at (803) 533-3615, email: lluke@scsu.edu.

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