April 18th, 2018 USJETAA partners with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to award microgrants (grants of small amounts of funding) to current American JET Program(me) teachers to support projects in schools and communities. Take a look the projects that were approved for the 2017-2018 grant year. We look forward to sharing the results once all the projects are completed! Pre-Depature ...READ MORE »
USJETAA partnered with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA) to provide grants to JETAA Chapters and Subchapters across the United States from fall 2017 – spring 2018. As part of USJETAA’s mission to support the network of JETAA Chapters and alumni across the country, the SPFUSA/USJETAA grant provided a direct avenue for USJETAA to assist chapters in providing programming ...READ MORE »
In early February, JETAANY hosted a gala event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program. More than 100 JET alumni gathered at the Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn dressed to the nines to eat, drink, and raise a glass to the JET Program an exceptional individuals in the U.S.-Japan community. After a wonderful taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko ...READ MORE »
Event Date: February 24, 2018 Event Location: Park Inn by Radisson Resort, Kissimmee, FL USJETAA was pleased to take part in Florida JETAA’s celebration of 30 years of the JET Program. The event was held from 9:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., giving the approximately 30 attendees and panelists the opportunity to meet, network and reconnect. Representing USJETAA was Laurel Lukaszewski, USJETAA ...READ MORE »
Washington, D. C. (April 2, 2018) –The Board of Directors of the United States Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) has elected Ms. Laurel Lukaszewski to join the USJETAA board of directors. Ms. Lukaszewski led USJETAA as the organization’s founding executive director until December 2017. In 2013, the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation began an initiative to build capacity of ...READ MORE »
Thank you to everyone who attended the JET30 Reunion in Washington, DC, August 4-6, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel! We had over 280 JET alumni, family, and friends gather to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program. Whether you were able to join us or not, we ...READ MORE »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D. C. (January 12th, 2018) – Today, the US Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) announced the appointment of Ms. Bahia Simons-Lane as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Founding Executive Director Laurel Lukaszewski. Ms. Simons-Lane brings to the position years of experience in international education and leadership in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program ...READ MORE »
If you attended the JET30 Reunion, USJETAA at the JET30 Planning Committee would greatly appreciate your feedback about your experience. This will help us plan future events and report to our generous funders. The survey should take less than 8 minutes to complete. Please find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JET30Attendees Thank you!
Please see the attached job description for the position of executive director at USJETAA. The submission deadline for cover letter and resume is Thursday, November 30, 2017. USJETAA ED JobDescription 2017-final
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