Calling all Japanese language high school teachers in the US

We are now accepting applications from US high schools for the 2018-19 Global Classmates program, our grant-covered 6-month virtual cultural and language exchange for high school students in the US and Japan.

Move beyond the textbook and provide an opportunity for your upper level Japanese language students to practically learn Japanese in a fun and exciting way, while making friends with Japanese teens in Japan, all from your classroom!

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this simple form (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfkVleOHZntflcrJn…/viewform) and we will follow up with an application and further details. Applications must be received by April 18th, so be sure to get in touch with us right away!

Congrats to all the new 2018 JETs out there!

Your new life awaits! Results of the final screening stage for the 2018 JET Program are being announced all across the United States this week and next! A big お疲れ様でした (otsukaresama deshita, “thank you for your hard work”) to everyone. For those applicants still waiting to hear the results, we appreciate your patience! And for all those who were selected, congratulations! We look forward to working with you in Japan!

Scholarship for International Students in Japan 2017-2018 Guide

Ever thought about studying in Japan after JET? Alumni have the advantage of already having cultural experience there. The Japanese Governement offers the MEXT Scholarships for Research (non-degree) and Graduate studies (Master’s & PhD). But there are other scholarships to help get you to Japan!
Check out the Scholarship for International Students in Japan provided by JASSO (downloadable PDF included)!

2018-2020 JETAA FL Board Elections

JETAA-FL will hold elections in March for members of our board.  The following positions are open for nominations.  Positions are elected for terms of 2 years.  Please send in your nominations by March 22 with the election to be held March 23-30.

Secretary: Maintains organization records and meeting minutes

Treasurer: Maintains organization budget

Information Officer: Disseminates information to members through newsletter and social media

Submit Your Nomination Here!

For more information about the position descriptions, please visit our Florida JETAA Board page.

JET30th Reunion & Networker – Thanks for joining us!

JETAA Florida would like to thank everyone who joined us for the JET30th Reunion & Networker this Saturday. We send a special appreciation to our panelists Matthew Gillam and Laurel Lukaszewskiwho discussed the history of the JET Program, USJETAA, and the relationship between Japan and the U.S. Also we thank our career panelists Eboni Staton, Kyle Litow, Hilary Brown and Michael Maloney, as well as our special guests Takemasa Ishikura, the president of the Japan Association of Orlando, and his daughter, Mayuko Ishikura.

JETAA FL 30th Reunion & Networker | Join us Feb. 24 in Orlando!

Register here!

What? Florida JET30th Reunion & Networker

When? Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where? Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center, Kissimmee, FL

How much? Alumni can register for just $10, and can take advantage of a special, low-cost hotel rate at the Park Inn by Radisson in Orlando!

How did the JET Program impact your work and life path? Share your experiences at the JET30th Florida Reunion and Networker, a celebration of the JET Program’s 30th anniversary and alumna’s continuing contributions to the U.S.-Japan relationship. This event will be an opportunity to meet old and new friends in Florida with ties to Japan and various life and work experiences.

The program will include a panel discussion of JET and the US-Japan relationship, Career Development, and a networking hour. Brunch will be included!

Park Inn Hotel Special Rate Information: The rate is $74.00 per night + 13.5% occupancy tax.  This will come with the waived resort fee. If you are interested in reserving a room, please contact Jesse Askew (with Park Inn) by email at jaskew@wgtresort.com and include that you will be attending the Florida JETAA 30th Reunion.

Help us celebrate and make our network stronger than ever!