Jun 15

National AJET’s Life After JET: David Leung

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts.   ************* David Leung (Nagasaki, 2009-2010) walked us through his decision to leave JET and eventually finding his way to his […]


Apr 19

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Sabrina Venture

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* This month, we caught up with a recent JET-Alum, Sabrina Venture. Before JET, Sabrina was a painting major looking to […]


Mar 1

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Beth Nicholls

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* Beth Nicholls was a CIR in Yamagata from 1999-2000. Since then, she has been busy translating and traveling the world […]


Feb 18

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Jabari Smith

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* This month we will have two special editions of Life After JET. Our first features Jabari Smith, an ALT in […]


Feb 14

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Vanessa Villalobos

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* This month, Life After JET profiles former Tochigi ALT, Vanessa Villalobos. After completing JET and obtaining a CELTA qualification, Vanessa […]


Jan 20

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Andrew Sowter

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* This month, we further explore ways to build a teaching career in Japan from the JET experience. We interviewed Andy […]


Dec 17

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Teaching English in Japan – Lucas Clarkson

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* Lucas Clarkson spent five years on JET as an ALT at high schools and elementary schools and now teaches at […]


Dec 8

JET alums: Help AJET with “Life After JET”

Share Your Expertise with Current JETs The National Association of Japan Exchange and Teaching is hoping to make the transition from JET to…whatever comes next just a little less daunting. Our new monthly column, “Life After JET,” will feature former-JETs now working in a wide range of fields and share how they found a job, […]


Dec 20

Nathaniel Simmons (Nara-ken, 2007-2009) is currently a communication faculty member at Western Governors University and lives in Columbus, OH, USA. He teaches a variety of intercultural, interpersonal, and health communication courses. He has researched and published several scholarly articles regarding privacy management between foreign English teachers and Japanese co-workers in Japan. I admit it. I […]


Jan 13

Life As and After JET: Building Bridges

Recently posted on JETAA NSW site by  Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11): The JET Programme has lead to many opportunities and careers, sometimes rather unexpectedly. Our Life After JET articles by former JETs gives an insight about their lives after the programme, and how it has shaped their careers and paths. We hope that it will prove […]


Oct 30

LifeAfterJET: Transitioning Your Teaching Experience

This feature comes courtesy of Tammy Wik (Ishikawa-ken, 2007-2010). JET Alums fall into two different camps. Some leave their teaching days behind in Japan without ever turning back. Others are just dying to find ways to keep on with the classroom. In this article, Tammy shows how far you can take the English teaching route. Posted […]


Jan 7

LifeAfterJET: JET alum makes Korean gay rights public service announcement video

Patrick Lee (also known as Pat Leezy, Nagasaki-ken, 2010-2012) specializes in videography. His videos can be seen on his Youtube Channel. He can be contacted through Facebook and Twitter. Here’s another interesting video Patrick recently wrote/produced/directed/edited while in Seoul. It’s a gay rights public service announcement set in Seoul. He also had the video translated in 5 different languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, […]


Mar 20

**************** Thanks to Lindsay Tsuji for this write-up and thanks to Nadine Bukhman for the photos. A chilly Toronto’s eve didn’t stop friends and fans of one artistically inclined JET alum from dropping by the Goodfellas Gallery in Toronto to celebrate the launch of his new book Life After the B.O.E. JETAA Toronto’s David Namisato (Aomori-ken CIR, 2002-04) was the cause […]


Nov 21

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Author/JET Alum David Namisato on ‘Life After the B.O.E. the Book’

  By Rick Ambrosio (Ibaraki-ken, 2006-08) for JQ magazine. Rick manages the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY)’s Twitter page and is the creator of the JETwit column Tadaima! It’s probably happened to you over the last few years; you’re sitting at work, or maybe at home and an old buddy of yours from […]


May 12

JETAA-sphere Ep 15: Takaaki Hiratsuka on his new book about ALTs in the JET Program

**In Episode 15 of the JETAA-sphere podcast, we interview Professor Takaaki Hiratsuka, author of the new book Narrative inquiry into language teacher identity: ALTs in the JET program. Click this link http://bit.ly/VBL-Register to register for the May 28 book launch event! **Co-hosts: Steven Horowitz (Aichi, 1992-94) & Mark Frey (Kumamoto, 2002-2006) **About Prof. Takaaki Hiratsuka: […]


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