Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Who are JETs?

I often get asked what "kind" of person JET is looking for, or who has a better chance of making it into the program.

While there are certain traits and accomplishments all JETs shares, such as being a college graduate and having an interest in Japan, the JETs I met over my 5 years in the program were a very diverse group of young people from many different countries.

This is perhaps illustrated by this page showing the representatives and leaders of an organization called AJET.

AJET is the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching, and it's basically a group for all active JETs in Japan to have a way of communicating with each other and with the ministries in Tokyo that organize and oversee the JET Program.


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