The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes grassroots friendship and understanding between the United States and Japan through the personal and professional experiences of over 30,000 Americans who have participated on the JET Programme since its inception in 1987.
Your donation goes to supporting our operational costs, supports our programs, and helps us establish new programs to support the JET alumni network and further the U.S.-Japan relationship.
The Sasakawa USA/USJETAA Grant Program for JETAA Chapters and Subchapters
This program supports the leadership of JETAA chapters by providing them with funding for programming and outreach. With this grant, chapters have promoted Japanese culture in local communities, supported Japanese language study, and provided career services for JET alumni. This partnership also funds chapter programs that highlight the expertise of JET alumni and U.S.-Japan relations.
The Microgrant Initiative for American JETs, funded by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo
This program provides small grants to U.S. assistant language teachers working in Japan on the JET Programme for projects that introduce American culture and English language to students in their classrooms and the local community.
The Leadership Program, supported by the Japan Foundation CGP and CLAIR
This program funds visits from the USJETAA Executive Director and members of the USJETAA Board of Directors to JETAA chapters for leadership workshops that support chapter development and best practices.
The Webinar Series, supported by the Japan Foundation CGP and CLAIR
The chapter series provides helpful information on chapter leadership to engage all officers of JET alumni chapters and information for JET alumni on careers and professional development. Topics include information about developing membership, effective communications strategies, obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status, and more. The JET alumni series provides webinars on careers and professional development, including topics such as how to become a Japanese teacher in the United States and how to find a career. Each webinar includes two or three speakers with expertise in the topic.
Over 32,000 American college graduates are alumni of the JET Programme, and there are more than 65,000 JET alumni worldwide. Since its inception in 1987, JETs have lived and worked in every prefecture throughout Japan, teaching English and promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the U.S. and their host communities. There are 19 individual chapters across the country offering programs and events for alumni, their families, and their communities.
JET alumni work in fields as diverse as journalism, the arts, education, international affairs, engineering and business. Many are leaders in their fields. Becoming a member of USJETAA connects you to a vast network of JET alumni and JETAA chapters throughout the U.S.
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Corporate Sponsorship Levels
Hana Basic Sponsor ($1,000/yr)
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Sakura Patron Sponsor ($5,000/yr)
Kiku Benefactor ($10,000/yr)
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