JET Program

JET Program Information

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme aims to promote grass roots internationalization at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person-to-person level.

JETAA Portland’s Pre-Departure Orientation

If you were unable to attend the orientation or want more information, please download the session handouts below.  We believe this information is very valuable to help newly-elected JETs prepare for their departure and as they settle into life in Japan.

What to Bring to Japan – Packing Essentials

Team Teaching

Tips for Parents


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.