Pre-Departure Orientation 2010

By Webmaster

Save the Date: Saturday, June 19

We are looking for volunteers who lived in Kyushu and Shikoku to help with our breakout sessions at lunch.  Come help us answer the new JET’s questions. To volunteer or for more information, contact:

Where: World Trade Center, Portland
When: Saturday, June 19th. Orientation starts at 8:30 but location-specific forums will start during the lunch hour.


Below is the tentative agenda:

Pre-Departure Orientation – June 19
World Trade Center, Mezzanine Level

08:00 – 08:30 Check-in & Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Opening Remarks, Welcome and Introductions, Visa Info
09:00 – 09:15 Break
09:15 – 10:00 Packing & Shipping Info
10:00 – 11:00 ESL Team Teaching
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Japanese Etiquette & Work Place Issues
12:00 – 01:00 Lunch/Regional Breakout Sessions
01:00 – 02:00 Men/Women Breakout Sessions
02:00 – 02:30 Question & Answer Session

Need a lunch bento at Lunch?
We are offering bentos for $12 each. We recommend you purchase one since there isn’t much around nearby to eat.

Pay for it here through Paypal:

Enter Your Full Name and Pay

If you have any problems with the payment process, please contact us at:

Filed in: Past Events • Monday, May 31st, 2010


The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.