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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 Consulate General of Japan in Chicago - Japan Information Center (JIC), the Japan America Society of Chicago and the Japanese America Service Committee (JASC).  In addition to our activities in the Chicago-area, we have subchapters serving Indiana and Wisconsin.

"We're better when we #JETogether!"


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