JET Programme Information Sessions in September and October!


The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

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The JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme offers New Zealand citizens who hold a university degree or teaching qualification opportunities to teach at primary, junior high and senior high schools as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or to work in local government organizations as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).

Applications for the 2023 JET Programme are now closed. Applications for the 2024 Programme will open soon. Application information can be found on the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand website.

Presentations for the 2024 JET Programme

We will hold the following presentations in September and October 2023, please come along and ask your questions:
Wednesday 20 September 2023
University of Waikato  - 1pm-2.30pm, Room I.1.05
Thursday 21 September 2023
University of Auckland  - 6pm-7.30pm, OGGB Caseroom 3 (260.055)

Monday 2 October 2023
AUT University  - 12.30pm-2pm, Room WF710

2023 JET Programme Calendar in New Zealand for ALT & CIR

September 2022 Applications open
5 December 2022 Applications close
January/February 2023 Interviews
March 2023 Announcement of short-list status for early arrival
Notification of selection/placement for early arrival
April 2023 Announcement of short-list candidates and reserves
9 April 2023 Arrival in Japan for April arrivals
May 2023 Notification of selection and placement
June - December 2023 Notification of reserves being upgraded to the short-list
June/July 2023 Q&A Desk, Pre-departure orientation, visa application, etc
Late July/Early August 2023 Arrival in Japan and start of contract

Enquiries about the JET Programme can be made to:

Consulate-General of Japan
 Level 15, 41 Shortland Street
 P.O.Box 3959, AUCKLAND 1140
 Hours:9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Australian and New Zealand JET Programme Alumni Testimonials

Since its inception in 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme has produced thousands of alumni that can be found working across different sectors and industries globally, harnessing the personal and professional skills and knowledge they developed whilst they were on the Programme. These testimonials contain information on the Programme and spotlights on the JET experiences and post-JET achievements of eight former JET Programme participants in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian and New Zealand JET Programme Alumni Testimonials