The JET Alumni Association of Chicago is a nonprofit organization open to current and past participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. JETAA Chicago serves as a support network and resource for JET Alumni living in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Our organization has a diverse membership of more than 600 people, all with the shared experience of living and working in Japan on the JET Program.

Our Mission

  • to provide a social and professional network for JET alumni;

  • to support the JET Program (promoting, recruiting, interviewing and preparing);

  • to serve as a resource for alumni seeking Japan-related education and employment opportunities;

  • to promote Japan and its culture in our community.

JETAA Chicago is committed to working with partners such as the Japan Information Center (JIC), the Japan America Society of Chicago and the Japan America Service Committee.  In addition to our activities in the Chicago-area, we have subchapters serving Indiana and Wisconsin.


Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
Connecting JET alumni in the Midwest - Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana