2019 JET General Information Session

On May 15, the Embassy of Japan hosted the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program’s general information session, which marks the first gathering of the 2019 JET participants who are departing from Ottawa, at the Japan Information and Culture Centre. In attendance were this year’s candidates, most of which will be departing for Japan on August 3 to begin their tenure as assistant language teachers. The prospective JETs first listened to a presentation concerning the preparation for their departure as well as the 3-day orientation that awaits them in Tokyo following their arrival to Japan.

After the presentation, Mr. Brandon Wallace, the president of JETAA, introduced the activities and programs organized by the alumni association and proceeded to animate a team building activity, which allowed this year’s participants to get to know each other. The information session was concluded by a lengthy Q&A session with former JET participants, where prospective JETs got a chance to learn more about the journey that awaits them. Similar presentation sessions are also held in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The JET program was introduced in Canada in 1988 and more than 9,200 Canadians participated in the JET program since then.

JET Participants watch a presentation on events prior to their departure to Japan
JETAA President, Mr. Brandon Wallace, introduced the alumni association to new JET participants
New JET Participants get to know each other through a team-building activity organized by JETAA