Help with 2018 JET Interviews!

Jan. 29-Feb. 6

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami needs JET Alumni volunteers to help as greeters for the 2018 Interview season. Greeters meet and speak with interviewing candidates in the Culture Lobby, answering questions and giving advice about life in Japan.

Interviews will be held between January 29-February 6 (weekdays only) at the Consulate General of Japan in Brickell (Downtown Miami). Lunch and parking will be provided.

JETAA Greeters should be able to commit to at least 1 full day (9am-5pm). If you can volunteer for 1 or more days, please email the JET Coordinator: JET@mi.mofa.go.jp.

11.5 Orlando Japan Festival

Come enjoy one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida, and help us spread the word about JETAA. We’re currently looking for Volunteers to help with tabling!

Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/5, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park (69 Lakeshore bl, Kissimmee, FL)
Contact: Lauren (President@floridajetaa.org) or Dolly (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

The festival is hosted by the Japan Association of Orlando. For more information about the schedule of performances, vendors and more, visit http://jorlando.org/orlando-japan-festival-2017/. Please note: this is a new location from previous years.

11.5 | Orlando Japan Festival

Come enjoy one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida, and help us spread the word about JETAA. We’re currently looking for Volunteers to help with tabling!

Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/5, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park (69 Lakeshore bl, Kissimmee, FL)
Contact: Lauren (President@floridajetaa.org) or Dolly (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

The festival is hosted by the Japan Association of Orlando. For more information about the schedule of performances, vendors and more, visit http://jorlando.org/orlando-japan-festival-2017/. Please note: this is a new location from previous years.

2018 JET Application is Now Open!

APPLY HERE!

The time has come! The 2018 JET Program Application is open! Create an account on the application website to begin the process. If you are a JET alum and know someone who you think would make an awesome JET, please share this with them!

The Consulate General of Japan will be holding JET Information Sessions in Florida throughout October. CLICK HERE for the schedule.

Postponed – 2018 JET Program Info Session Schedule

Below is a message from the JET Coordinator at the Miami Consulate:

Dear Friends,

We hope that you and your loved ones stayed safe during Hurricane Irma. As you know, many institutions had to close for safety purposes, ourselves included. Due to this disruption, we have had to cancel the 2018 JET Info Sessions from 9/11-9/15. We will be revising our schedule this week, and releasing the new dates as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to read through the new 2018 JET Program Guidelines at www.jetprogramusa.org.

 

2018 JET Program Information Sessions

The 2018 JET Program Application Guidelines are now available!

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Applications for the 2018 JET Program will be opening this Fall 2017. The JET Program Coordinator and Florida JET Alumni will be holding information sessions and answering questions about the 2018 JET Program throughout September and October. Below is the current schedule* for information sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend the information sessions, but please note that certain events (e.g. Career Fairs) require individuals to register with the hosting institutions.

Click here for the 2018 Florida Schedule.

*Information is subject to change. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Questions? Visit: https://jetprogramusa.org/
Email: JET@mi.mofa.go.jp

JET30 + NatCon 2017, Washington D.C.

This early August, alumni from JETAA Chapters from across the nation converged in Washington D.C. at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel for two special events, NatCon and the JET30 Reunion. Starting on Wednesday, August 2, JETAA delegates attended NatCon sessions which focused on chapter leadership, management and alumni engagement. Then on Friday, August 4, additional alumni arrived, totaling over 200 in attendance, to Natsukashii Hall and adjacent ballroom and patio for events for the following two days. Speakers and panel discussions covered a variety of topics related to JET alumni and our love of Japan, including pop culture, film, education, the Japan and U.S. relationship, the importance of the JET Program and how it has grown and influenced so many over the last 30 years.

Highlights of the weekend included a dinner celebration Friday evening at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence and a Natsumatsuri on Saturday evening where many attended in yukata, jinbei and happi coats.

Thank you to Joy and Paul Champaloux, Bahia Simons-Lane and Lauren Sorondo for sharing these photos with us. 

 

2017 JET Program Departure!

On Friday evening, we sent off 52 new JET Program participants at a Farewell Reception hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami. This year’s new group is one of our largest to teach in Japan.

In attendance to say farewell were several of our Florida JETAA board members including Lauren (President/Information Officer), Allan (Vice President), Kyle (Secretary), Wendy (South Florida Region Rep.) and other JET alumni.

Good luck and travel safe! We wish you the experience of a lifetime!