Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

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Hi Brent, and thank you for the question. JETs works all over the country, although some prefectures have more and some less JETs. However to be accepted into JET you will still first need to apply though your local Japanese embassy/consulate in your home country. Hope that helps! -San Francisco JET Program Coordinator

Hello Jayd, and thank you for your question! While fairly rare, married couples do apply together to the JET Program. Should you both be accepted, you'll be able to notify us that you're applying with your spouse and efforts will be made to place you in the same city or at least very close by. We unfortunately can't guarantee 100% that you would be placed together, but it is very high on our...

Hi Maria, and thanks for the question! Some JETs who apply do have dependents (either a spouse or children), and they are very welcome on the JET Program. With this, you indicate in your initial application that you'll be bringing dependents and then should you be accepted your local Japanese consulate or embassy would help to arrange visas for them. While traveling with dependents has more...

Yes, you can join the program as a British citizen. The only real requirement is that you have a BA and are a native English speaker

Hi Avery, and thanks for the question. There's no limit to how often JETs can return home. However, while the JET Program does cover your initial flight to Japan and your return trip after you finish the program, you will need to pay for all other personal trips you take during that time. As such it can be quite expensive to fly back to the US regularly, in addition to the fact that you'll need to...

Thank you for the question! Anyone applying to the JET Program will need to do so through the Japanese embassy or consulate in their country of citizenship. So as a Mexican citizen, you would need to apply through the Japanese Embassy in Mexico (you can find their homepage here: https://www.mx.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_es/index.html) Mexico does participate in the JET Program, so you should contact...

Thank you for your question! There should be no problem partaking in JET for those with type 1 diabetes, and we see candidates with diabetes accepted every year. Sincerely, San Francisco JET Program Coordinator

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