The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an opportunity for young college graduates to assist with international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).
Founded by the Japanese government in 1987 to help promote internationalization with rural Japan, JET began with less than 100 participants but has grown to become one of the largest cultural exchange programmes in the world. Today, the programme has more than 4,000 current participants and over 60,000 alumni.
JET programme participants travel to Japan as representatives of their home countries and play an integral role in helping to promote grassroots internationalization and understanding. This year, the Japanese government is going to recruit JET participants from India. Please see below for further information, download documents, and apply!
1. TYPE OF POSITION
An Applicant (defined as a person who will submit or already has submitted an application form but is not yet a Participant) may apply for either the ALT or CIR position (only ONE of the two; not both).
1) Assistant Language Teacher (ALT): 1 (ONE)
A Participant engaged in language instruction. An ALT is placed mainly in a local board of education or elementary, junior high, and senior high school.
ALT selected from India this time is to be placed in Hyogo Prefecture.
2) Coordinator for International Relations (CIR): 1 (ONE)
A Participant engaged in internationalisation activities. A CIR is placed in international exchange departments or bureaus of Contracting Organisations.
CIR selected from India this time is to be placed in Toyama Prefecture and especially engage in promotion of friendly exchanges between Toyama Prefecture and the State of Andhra Pradesh.
CIR Applicants must be either from the State of Andhra Pradesh by birth or have lived / living in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
2. SCHEDULE FROM APPLICATON TO DEPARTURE
7 March Application deadline
*Application related documents are as below
March-April First stage of screening process (written applications)
Second stage of screening process (interviews)
May - Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation
June-July Pre-Departure Orientation, preparation, etc.
30 July Arrival in Japan and start of term of appointment (31 July)
3. ENQUIRIES AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Embassy of Japan in India
Address: 50-G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 00-91-11-2412-2970 ~ 72/ 4610-4810
Office Hours 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30 (Monday - Friday)
1) JET Programme Promotional Video (in English)
2) Experiences of Former JETs from India
3) JET Programme (website of CLAIR)
*APPLICATION RELATED DOCUMENTS (For Download)
-THE 2017 JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING (JET) PROGRAMME APPLICATION GUIDELINES
-2017 JET PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORM
-2017 JET PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORM CHART SHEET
-2017 JET Programme Applicant Self-Report of Medical Condition(s)