**Page will be updated as new events are created**
JETAA USA Yoga Every Wednesday at 11 AM ET
Come join a 10-15 minute yoga session with fellow JETAA members. We will begin the Zoom at 11:00 (EDT), and begin the video shortly after. When we finish our yoga session, let’s sit back and chat, before we go on with our day.
Every Friday at 8:30 AM ET and 8:30 AM PT
JETAA USA Radio Taiso: Facebook Event
Let’s start every Friday morning with a Radio Taiso exercise with your fellow JET alumni. By popular demand we are going to keep this going!
We’ll begin with the workout (3-6 min) and if you have time, stick around for a 30 min morning coffee chat before you start your day.
Join video zoom meeting ID: 920-613-111 (same link we used last month)
We are offering East and West coast option since #JETsAreEveryWhere
May 8, 2020 at 7 PM ET
JETAA New York Virtual Game Night
Come play some virtual games here on the internet! We can’t have an in person game night like we’d planned, but we can still have one! On May 8th, there will be a zoom meeting with games like Codenames, Telestrations, Cards Against Humanity, and more. We hope you’ll join us for some gaming fun! Please hit the “Going” button to RSVP. Zoom link will be shared at 6:50 pm EDT on May 8th.
May 8, 2020 at 6 PM ET
JETAA Southeast Virtual Happy Hour
Come meet your officers at our first virtual happy hour! RSVP for the Zoom link! Zoom info will be sent out on Friday.
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/
May 11, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
JETAA New York Cafe
Want some company during your weekday lunch while stuck at home? Join us for lunch with JETAANY Cafe! This event is super informal. Come and go as your schedule allows!
How to join: Fill out this Google Form (for Zoom info): https://forms.gle/f8FEGE8DgZe7DrfX6
RSVP: Click “Going” to the Facebook event
Questions: contact Ramez Kafrouni at email@example.com
May 14, 2020 at 8:30 PM
USJETAA Webinar: Personal Branding Crash Course
Do you want to stand out personally and professionally from the crowd? Join USJETAA and Amelia Hagen for a webinar on what personal branding is, why it’s become essential, and how participants can unpack their passions and purpose in order to create a personal brand. With the twin goals of authenticity and consistency, you will be introduced to building and communicating both online and offline, who you are, what you do, and your value, simultaneously enhancing your confidence around talking about yourself to others. Finally, we will explore how to maximize mentorship opportunities and being open to new experiences that expand the comfort zone.
Please register in advance for this free webinar at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/
Amelia Hagen (Fukuoka, 2008-2013) graduated from The College of William and Mary and was an ALT in Kitakyushu City from 2008 to 2013. She has 15 years of experience organizing and executing educational initiatives, events, and programs promoting youth diplomacy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Following her time on JET, Amelia supported student enterprise development in England, and worked at CIMBA Italy Study Abroad Programs outside of Venice while earning an MSc and MBA, respectively. Over the last few years, she taught business and career development courses at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In between, Amelia has worked with the US Embassy in Riyadh, the United Nations Development Programme, TEDx, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan, the British Council, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. More recently, she accepted an offer to join the Swiss Institute of Management and Hospitality in Weggis, Switzerland, as their new Deputy Director of People Development and Events.
May 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM MT
JETAA Rocky Mountain Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
It’s a battle of the brains at JETAA Rocky Mountain’s Trivia happy hour on Friday, May 15th. Come hang out and socialize, and every so often show off how much inane knowledge you know. No doubt, you will be fascinated and entertained by the odd things you’ll surely learn, all while reconnecting with other JETs.
We’ll kick off at 6:30 Mountain Time (8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central, 5:30 Pacific)
AND, we will be doing an “”After Dark”” happy hour at 8:00 PM Mountain Time, playing Jackbox games for those who stick around.
***Please “buy” a free ticket on Eventbrite***
We will not publish the link to the meeting in this Facebook event. Instead, we will send people who sign up on Eventbrite an email with the Zoom meeting link the day before the event.
May 16, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM HT
JETAA Hawaii Virtual Game Night
Join your fellow alumni in a few rounds of (friendly) competition during our JETAA Hawaii virtual game night! We know everyone has been cooped up at home and is need of some excitement. Expect plenty of laughs and yelling at our screens as we play games such as Taboo, go on scavenger hunts, and more! If you are not interested in competing but would still like to hang out, you can also choose the “Spectator” option on the RSVP.
RSVP on the Google Form here by Friday, May 15 to receive the Zoom meeting ID and password in your email: https://forms.gle/
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Tired of cooking the same meals? Join JETAA Chicago for a Netflix Watch Party with a representative from the Japanese cooking blog Just One Cookbook. We will watch Episode 1 of the Japanese series “Midnight Diner” and discuss various ways you can elevate your cooking as we continue to safely practice social distancing.
𝗥𝗦𝗩𝗣 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧*: https://guestli.st/651342
To be more inclusive of those who do not use/have social media, event 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 – only promoted.
• This event is for JET Alumni and Friends of JET
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 20, 2020 at 8:30 PM ET
USJETAA 5th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for a short program celebrating USJETAA’s 5-year anniversary. We will honor our accomplishments and extend our thanks to our members, grantors, partners, and donors. Be sure to have your beverage of choice ready for a kampai!
Please register for this event in advance here:
May 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
JETAA NY Virtual Craft Night
Join Monica and Christy for a casual virtual crafting night (really, any hands-on project will do!). We will have two breakout rooms for you to join. Christy hosts the first room, where we will casually work on our own projects while chatting with the group. In the second room, Monica will demonstrate how she makes protective facemasks and will help troubleshoot your own creations. You can move between virtual rooms. Sewing machines help, but all the same stitches can be done by hand. We are supporting the Japanese American Association’s initiative to donate masks that will be distributed to those in need in our community or if you personally need a mask to wear.
Please check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/608976489709412/
May 21, 2020 at 5:00pm JETAAMN Virtual May Happy Hour
Grab your drinks, some snacks, and a webcam, and join us (online) for our monthly Happy Hour! This month we’ll organize trivia and games to play together. Stay home and stay connected to your JETAAMN friends from 5-8pm Thursday May 21st.
May 22, 2020 at 7:00pm JETAANY Virtual Game Night
Details: Back by popular demand! Come play some virtual games here on the internet! We can’t have an in person game night like we’d planned, but we can still have one! On May 22nd, there will be a zoom meeting with games like Codenames, Telestrations, Cards Against Humanity, and more. We hope you’ll join us for some gaming fun! Please hit the “Going” button to RSVP. Zoom link will be shared at 6:50 pm EDT on May 22nd
How to join: Participants who confirmed on Facebook will get the Zoom link 10 min before the event
RSVP: Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/2576624282575744/
May 22, 2020 at 7:00pm JETAADC Virtual Happy Hour and Game Night
Just because we have to stay home doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time! JETAADC will be hosting a Virtual Happy Hour and Game Night on Friday, May 22nd at 7 PM. Grab your favorite drink and come ready to play fun games such as Cards against Humanity, Telestrations and more!
As an icebreaker, set your Zoom background to the TV series that you’re currently watching (or just finished watching). To RSVP, follow the link below and the Zoom link will be emailed to you shortly before the event. Also select “Going” to receive any updates:
We hope that you can join us!
May 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET
USJETAA Webinar: Marketing Your JET Expirence
Are you looking for ways to market your JET experience? Prepare to be inspired. Ryan Paugh will share insights from his own personal transformation and career journey after JET. This webinar will give you the tips and tricks for marketing your JET experience and creating the life and career you’ve always imagined.
Please register in advance for this free webinar at: https://zoom.us/webinar/
Ryan Paugh (Takayama, 2006-2008) has spent the last 10+ years traveling the world as an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, and sales leader. Having completed stints with LinkedIn and a mobile coaching startup, BetterUp, Ryan has recently gone out on his own to focus full time as a leadership coach. In addition to providing 1:1 and team coaching, Ryan also facilitates dynamic, high-impact training programs aimed at helping people develop what he calls, “personal leadership.”
May 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM Netflix Party: Samurai Gourmet
Details: In the comfort of your own home via Netflix Party! We will be starting with episode FIVE of Samurai Gourmet together. If you missed the first party, there is time to catch up. You must be a Netflix subscriber to join this event. With the plug-in, we will be able to watch the show at the exact same time and type in a chat window to discuss.
How to join: Download Netflix Party (free) Chrome plug-in prior to the event. HERE
RSVP: Facebook event page. You must confirm (going/interested) via the Facebook event page or email Monica to get the party link
Questions: contact Monica Yuki via email