2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment - Live, Work and Learn in Japan!

Greetings from the Consulate General of Japan!

Recruitment for the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is currently
underway. Of the 52 participants sent from British Columbia, this past summer,
six were former University of Victoria students. We hope we will continue to
receive many strong candidates from UVic for next year.

The JET Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as
an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations
(CIR) through an official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside
Japanese teachers of English in the public school system, while CIRs are
employed in local government offices. Participants gain valuable overseas work
experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the
world, while contributing to language education and international

Application forms and further details can be found on the Embassy of Japan's
JET Programme website: jetprogramme.ca.
The deadline to apply for the 2018 JET programme is November 17, 2017.

In general, applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree (any
discipline) by July 2018 and be a Canadian citizen, to apply through the
Embassy of Japan in Canada. As the JET Programme involves 44 countries,
non-Canadians should contact the Embassy of Japan in their home country about
applying for the JET Programme.

The JET Programme will have a booth at the UVic Co-op and Career Fair on
Tuesday, October 3. Student and faculty are welcome to drop by to get
information or ask questions about the program.

An information session will be held at UVic on Monday, October 16, 11:45 am - 1
pm in Clearihue C110.

We hope you will consider forwarding this message to your students, colleagues
or others who might be interested in this opportunity to live and work in
Japan. Thank you again for supporting our program.


Steve Chevalier
Education and Culture/
JET Programme Coordinator


Consulate General of Japan
900-1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  V6E 2K9

Discover Japan! at jetprogramme.ca