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JET Webinars

JET Information Session Follow-up

October 3, 2021

Saint Mary's University and the Bayombong Gonohe Sister Association conducted a follow-up webinar for interested Marian applicants for the JET Programme's 2022 intake year. 

The discussion touched specifically on the application guidelines, the Statement of Purpose (SOP), and what to expect in the interview process. The faculty members of the English and Languages Department also shared their tips for writing essays for the aspiring JETs. 

Note: The information presented in the file below should be taken as general advice and not as a guarantee. Please consult the most current JET Programme guidelines of your respective country of nationality/citizenship for official details about the Programme's eligibility, mandate, requirements, and so on. Should there be conflicting information between this page and the JET guidelines, the guidelines' information shall be followed. JET guidelines change year-over-year and it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that he/she have the most up-to-date information available. For specific and more detailed questions about JET in the Philippines, please consult with the the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

The presentation presented in the webinar can be accessed below: 

JET Information Session

September 11, 2021

The Japan Exchange Programme, since 1987, have sent thousands of cultural ambassadors to Japan from more than 70 countries across the world. Applicants can choose either as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), or a Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA). 

In May 2021, the Bayombong Gonohe Sister City Association approached the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines and the JET Alumni Association Philippines to invite the two organizations to present and introduce the JET Programme to the students and alumni of Saint Mary's University Bayombong. 

In August 28, 2021, the Sister City Association, the University, the Embassy, and JETAA met virtually to formally conduct a jikoshoukai or a self-introduction of each organization. The delegates include SMU President Dr. John Octavios Palina, the Embassy's Japan Information and Cultural Center First Secretary Mr. Hitomi Akihiko, and JETAA representatives. 

On September 11, 2021, the main event was kickstarted by an opening messages from Saint Mary's University followed by a short greeting from Gonohe members, KAWASAKI Nanao and KAWASAKI Yukiko. 

The main body of the information session was presented by Mr. HITOMI Akihiko, First Secretary of the Japan Information and Cultural Center of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines. 

JETAA representatives Ms. Regina Reyes and Ms. Christelle Rojano then followed by sharing their experiences as Filipino JET Alumnis. 

The information was then capped-off with a deep-dive Question and Answer portion with the Embassy of Japan and the JETAA Philippines followed by the closing message from Saint Mary's University and a closing invocation from BGSA member, Mr. Sherween Jerry Paul Saquing. 

For those who missed our webinar livestream, please click the video link below. 

For more information, please email us at and follow the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines for the most up-to-date information regarding the JET Philippines application and screening procedures. 

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