The JET Programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme)


Call for applications for 2018

The JET Programme offers young foreign university graduates to work at schools as Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), in local authorities offices (or related organisations) as Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), or as sports coach Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) for one year (extension possible).

This year one position is available for Swiss applicants.

Recruitment: 1 ALT
Contracting Organisation: Myoko City (Niigata Prefecture)
Placement: Kogen Junior High School
Arrival in Japan and start of contract: August 5, 2018


Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) will be engaged in language instruction. ALTs are placed mainly in local boards of education or publicly run primary, junior high and senior high schools. There may be a very limited number of cases in which the participants are placed in private primary, junior high and senior high schools through the prefectural offices or designated city offices.
Main duties will be assistance the following points: classes taught by Japanese teachers, preparation of materials, language training of Japanese teachers, foreign language conversation training, foreign language speech contests and more.


Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) will be engaged in internationalisation activities. CIRs are placed in the offices of local authorities or related organisations.
Main duties will be: Assistance in projects related to international activities carried out by the Contracting Organisation. Such activities may include: editing, translating and compiling brochures into a foreign language; assisting in planning, designing and implementing international exchange programmes including international economic exchange programmes; assisting in hosting official guests from abroad and interpreting at events for overseas visitors or for local foreign community residents.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2018

Interviews: April 9, 2018 (afternoon)

Please note: The interviews for the 2018 JET Programme will be held at the Japan Information and Cultural Center of the Embassy of Japan in Berne on April 9, 2018 for all applicants who successfully passed the first screening of the selection process.



Please send applications to:

Japan Information and Cultural Center
Embassy of Japan in Switzerland
JET Programme
Postfach, 3000 Bern 9



Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan
Phone: 031 305 15 70






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