Official JET Program Website for U.S. Citizens

The JET Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government to promote internationalization at the grassroots level by bringing young, college-educated individuals to work in communities throughout Japan. Since 1987, over 60,000 participants from countries around the world have come to Japan on the JET Program. JET participants work full-time as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in the public school system or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local government offices. With the JET Program, participants can gain valuable work experience abroad and explore a rich and historical culture.

 

Interview Invitee List Now Available!

 

2015 JET Program Interview Information

Please use "Ctrl + F" to search for your application ID number in the list above. This list is accurate and complete. All decisions are final. Individuals who are selected for interview will be contacted by the coordinator for their interview location. Please wait to be contacted with more details. Please see below for interview dates by location.

 

Interview Location Interview Dates
Anchorage, AK Feb 5
Atlanta, GA Jan 26-30
Boston, MA Feb 3-6
Chicago, IL Feb 2-7
Denver, CO Feb 3-5
Detroit, MI Feb 4-6
Hagatna, GU Feb 6
Honolulu, HI Feb 3-6
Houston, TX Feb 4-6
Los Angeles, CA Feb 2-5
Miami, FL Jan 26-30
Nashville, TN Feb 2-6
New York, NY Feb 2-6
Phoenix, AZ* Jan 31
Portland, OR Jan 29-30
Salt Lake City, UT* Jan 29
San Francisco, CA CIR Jan 27; ALT Feb 3-5
Seattle, WA Feb 2-4
Washington, DC ALT Feb 2-4; CIR Feb 5-6

 

 


ALT

Assistant Language Teacher

 

Assitant Language Teacher

ALTs promote internationalization and teach English in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout Japan. They team-teach together with Japanese teachers of English.

 

CIR

Coordinator for International Relations

 

Coordinator for International Relations

CIRs must be fluent in Japanese in order to work in local government offices in Japan. They promote cultural exchange, translate for foreign delegations, plan community events and programs, and edit and publish bilingual newsletters.