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JET Information Session

  • 6 Nov 2020
  • 5:30 PM

JET Alumni Association Southeast and the Japan-America Society present...

Virtual JET Information Session, November 6 @ 5:30PM


The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 70,000 JET Program participants from 75 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of likeminded international enthusiasts! To learn more, join this virtual information session and Q&A with JET ALTs live from Japan!

This program is offered in partnership with the JET Alumni Association Southeast and the Japan-America Society of Alabama. Hear from the President of JETAASE, Ingrid Galinat, in a special presentation about the JET program, the application process, and life in Japan.

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This program will feature a Q&A session with Assistant Language Teachers live from Japan! Read about them below.

Colleen Kennedy represents Birmingham, AL as a JET Program ALT in Ibaraki Prefecture. She graduated from Troy University and spent time as a college student volunteering with exchange students and tutoring children and adults alike in the Japanese community. Through her volunteer work she learned about the JET Program and moved to Japan to teach in 2017.

Duncan McCrary has worked for two years as an Assistant Language Teacher in Narashino, Chiba, Tuscaloosa’s Sister City. Duncan graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Japanese. He has spent a decade practicing a martial art called Bujinkan Budotaijutsu, and now translates classes in Japan regularly. He likes to spend his free time creating music and playing Animal Crossing.

John Saddekni is 26 years old and currently lives in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. He was born and raised in Birmingham, AL to two lovely Syrian parents and spent his childhood summers at his grandmother’s house in Latakia, Syria. John graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and minors in Sociology and Japanese. His most impactful and memorable year of college was his year of exchange in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, which led him to his current role as an Assistant Language Teacher in Narashino through the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities relationship.

Christianna Traynor grew up in Birmingham, AL and moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2015 to work as a JET Program ALT. She has been teaching English at Tokyo Metropolitan Horticulture High School for nearly six years since then. When she is not teaching, she likes to spend her free time baking, watching movies, and managing a Tokyo-based JapaneseEnglish Language Exchange Group. 

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