USJETAA partners with various organizations, including the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and the U.S. State Department, to support programming and outreach for current American JETs in Japan and JET alumni in the United States.
The Sasakawa USA/USJETAA Grant Program for JETAA Chapters and Subchapters
This program supports the leadership of JETAA chapters by providing them with funding for programming and outreach. With this grant, chapters have conducted educational outreach to promote Japanese culture in local communities, supported Japanese language study, provided career services for JET alumni, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the JET Programme, and more. Learn more.
The Microgrant Initiative for American JETs, funded by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo
This program provides small grants to U.S. assistant language teachers working in Japan on the JET Programme to introduce American culture and English language to students in their classrooms and the local community. Learn more.
The Leadership Program, supported by the Japan Foundation CGP and CLAIR
This program funds visits from the USJETAA executive director and members of the USJETAA board of directors to JETAA chapters for leadership workshops that support chapter development and best practices. Learn more.
The Webinar Series, supported by the Japan Foundation CGP and CLAIR
The two webinar series serve JETAA chapters and JET alumni in the United States. The Chapter Webinar Series provides helpful information on chapter leadership to engage all officers of JET alumni chapters. Topics include information about developing membership, effective communications strategies, obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status, and more. The Alumni Webinar Series provide guidance and instruction to JET alumni across the country on a variety of careers and professional development topics. Topics include "How to become a Japanese teacher after JET," "How to find a career," "You’ve finished the JET Program. Now what?" and many more. Each webinar includes one to three speakers with expertise in the topics. Learn more.
The Japan Matters for America Contributor Program
This program provides JET alumni the opportunity to author pieces for the East-West Center Japan Matters for America website and earn an honorarium for their publications. There are two submission deadlines annually. Learn more.
USJETAA is excited to offer free career counseling and resume review services to JET alumni. To be eligible, you must be an alumni of the JET program, a member of USJETAA, and a resident of the U.S. All of the services take place online, so you can participate from your home or work. Learn more.