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The JET Program

The JET Program is the best way to teach English in Japan. I taught at four different Junior high schools in Wakayama City, which is about an hour south of Osaka, from 1998 to 2001. This page will serve as a brief overview of what teaching as a JET entails, and what the lives of the students, teachers and JETs are like. If there's anything else you'd like to see on this page, don't hesitate to email me!



About JET
A quick overview of the JET program, JET requirements, and the program organization

To Be a JET
So you've decided you want to be a JET? Here is the process from application to packing.
JET Challenges
What's the most difficult
or frustrating aspects
of being a JET?

School Grounds
What's a typical public JHS in Japan look like?

A Day in the Life...
A day in the life of a
JET and typical
Japanese student
Rules and Regulations
Taboos, contraband and discipline in schools

School Levels
Some brief notes on the different levels of schools
School Events
Ceremonies, Sports Day, graduations and field trips

JET Links
Want to know more
about JET? Here
are some good links


The Final Word
Last bits of advice for incoming JETs.
Students enjoying a field trip
Classroom activity
Playing a traditional instrument at the Culture Festival Accepting diplomas on graduation day
Track and field on Sports Day

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