JET Program



JET is seeking candidates who will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (any major) by July 15, 2016 for positions in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).  Applicants for both positions should be mature, flexible, adventurous and interested in learning about Japanese culture as well as sharing their own.  Most JETs work as Assistant Language Teachers, a position which does not require previous knowledge of Japanese language (although it is valued), while a small number of positions for Coordinators for International Relations are available to those with excellent Japanese language ability.  The JET Program selects applicants who are hired by contracting organizations such as public schools or local governments for one-year (usually renewable) paid positions, to begin in late July or early August, 2016.

The application period is a very short one: by the 5:30pm deadline on Friday, November 13. If students have any questions regarding the program, contact Susan Gill, JET Program Coordinator, Boston) at<>. Interested candidates should visit the JET Program’s new US website
Download the application form
J.E.T.A.A. (The Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association)

**Bates graduates who worked for JET:

This list was compiled by Keiko Ofuji and maintained by Keiko Konoeda

Bianca Sanchez ’17 (ALT), Kaylyn Kipper ’17 (ALT, Ibaraki-ken)
Gwyn Browning ’15 (ALT)
Michael Anderson ’12 (ALT, for 1.75 years, Toyama-ken), MacKenzie Vile ’12 (ALT, Akitaa-ken), Sarah Barger ’12 ??
Israel Mesa ’11(ALT, for 1 year, Hyogo-ken)
Ian Fontaine ’07(ALT, for 3? years, Tokushima-ken)
Julia Caffry ’10 (ALT, Ishikawa-ken)
Lauren Patz ’09 (ALT, ???)
Matt Savas ’08 (ALT, for 2 years, Ishikawa-ken)
Alicia Dessain ’07 (ALT, Fukui-ken?)
Lauren Kawana ”06 ALT, Kumamoto-ken)
Chris Hoover ’02 (ALT, ???)
Josh Dennoncore ’02 (ALT, ???)
David Nesbitt ’02 (withdrawal)
Kimberly Garvie ’01 (ALT, Okayama-ken) , Janel Ippolite ’01 (ALT, Okinawa-ken)
Alec Hansen ’00 (CIR for 3 years, Gifu-ken), Megan Tobin ’00 (CIR for 1 year, Ishikawa-ken)
Liz Purinton ’98 (ALT for 3 years, Nagasaki-ken)
Heather Thompson ’97 (ALT, Gunma-ken)
Sarah McCrum ’96 (ALT for 1 year & CIR for 2 years, Oita-ken)
Ben Krakawer ’95 (ALT) for 1 year, Hyogo-ken
William Titus ’95 (ALT) , Kyoto-fu
Molly Johnson ’94 (ALT) for 3 years, Hokkaido
Susan Clapp ’94 (ALT) for 1 year, Miyagi-ken
Jerad Bruno’94 (ALT)  for 1 year, Hyogo-ken
Jeffrey Smith ’94 (ALT for 1 year, Osaka-fu)
Steve Harris ’94 (ALT for 3 years, Wakayama-ken)
Adrian Morehouse ’94 (ALT for 1 year, Fukui-ken)
Barnaby Donlon ’93 (CIR for 3 years, Yamaguchi-ken)
Eleanor Hogan ’89 (ALT for 1 year, Osaka-fu)