Welcome back to the US, JETs! You’re joining a national network of JET alumni. This webinar includes a primer on how the JET alumni network and local chapters can support you and a step-by-step guide to finding your post-JET career path. Event was co-hosted by USJETAA and PNW JETAA. Event is sponsored by Two Birds One Stone Learning.
1) Welcome to the JET alumni network!
Do you have an idea for a project to encourage your students to learn English, like creating an English language picture book library or setting up a penpal exchange? Do you want to learn more about how US JETAA and the US Embassy in Tokyo could support you? In this session we share the details and answer your questions!
During this lunch seminar, Dr. Mary J. Eberhardinger briefly presents her latest research on gift-giving practices in Japan from her new book followed by questions and discussion on attendees’ personal experiences with gift-giving in Japan. Dr. Eberhardinger’s book “A Rhetoric and Philosophy of Gifts” examines the relationship between gifts and rhetoric, with particular attention given to Japan where she lived as a JET Program assistant language teacher in Hyogo from 2008-2010.
In the lead up to the 35th anniversary of the JET Program, join USJETAA for this program celebrating JET through the success of the alumni. Highlighting the contributions of JETs to the U.S.-Japan community, this variety show brings together the diverse community of JET alumni with snapshots into their experiences with arts, culture, research, and more! The program is generously funded by the Japan Foundation CGP and Japan Local Government Center CLAIR New York.
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,