Possible teaching opportunities abroad would be presented at the Northern Marianas College next Monday, Sept. 17, through the Japanese Consular Office on Saipan.
Japan Consul Kinji Shinoda would be making a presentation on the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program, or JET program, in Building V Room CRC at 5pm.
The program is a partnership among the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or MOFA, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, or MEXT, and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, or MIC, along with local governments.
“It invites young people around the world to provide them opportunities to teach languages, sports, etc., in elementary, junior high, and high schools in Japan and to work in local governments,” the Japanese Consular Office noted.
Those interested would undergo screenings conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Japanese overseas missions. In the CNMI, those interested would have to go through the Consulate General of Japan in Hagatna, Guam.
Founded in 1987, the program provides opportunities to work in Japan as an assistant language teacher or a coordinate for internal relations. The latter requires a high degree of Japanese language proficiency and work in government positions as interpreters while the former works alongside their Japanese teacher counterparts to teach English to children of all ages in schools.