Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an incredible journey in Japan, I hope you’re excited! There are several resources out there online that you can read about how to ‘prepare’ for JET, but the most important thing to prepare and take care of, especially during the unique 2021 orientation week, and first few months in your new home, is your mental health, well being, and quite frankly, YOU. Being prepared for things that you are expecting to happen, is one thing. But, being prepared to deal with the unexpected is where your true strengths will shine through. You’re so ready for JET, more than know, but just to shake off some of the last minute nerves, Kristy Ishii, Transition and Wellness Coach, JET Alumni (Gunma 2016-2018), is here to share with you some tips on how to mentally prepare for the JET program.
This workshop will cover the following:
– Identity (ie. culture, ethnicity, age, job status, recent grad, mid-career, nationality)
– How to be yourself in a foreign country
– Online Orientation
– Organizing your desktop via Notion (budget, notes, journals, blogs, finances, job search post JET, etc.)
– verbal, listening, and writing
– What you need to know during your first few weeks in your placement area
– Uncertainty, Self Doubt, Expectations vs Reality
– ESID syndrome
– and anything else you want to talk about
Event presented by the U.S. JET Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) and Kristy Mariko LLC. Partially supported by funding from the Japan Local Government Center CLAIR and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Information is provide on behalf of alumni and USJETAA. The webinar is not official information from the JET Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or CLAIR.