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Join us for our fourth iteration of JETAA Chicago trivia, Avatar: The Last Airbender!  Practice your bending techniques and prepare to defend your nation, as we go head-to-head in our next themed trivia night!


Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

7:00 - 9:00 PM CST


Are you a strong-willed Earth Kingdom soldier, merciless Firebender, fun-loving Air nomad, or fearless Water Tribe warrior?  Come prepared to fight for your team as the four nations of the Avatar world prove their trivia prowess!

All trivia questions will be drawn from the TV series, not taking any information from the movie (what movie?) or the comic book universe.  We are limiting the number of competitors, so only the first 20 RSVPs for the Trivia Participant ticket will be able to officially compete.  If you would like to attend, but would not like to participate in trivia, you can also sign up as a spectator.

SIGN UP HERE (spectators and participants)

So grab some fire flakes and hot leaf juice to prepare for our Avatar: The Last Airbender trivia night.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Introductions will start promptly at 7pm CST, with an aim for the trivia to start at 7:20pm. If you are not on the call by 7:20pm, we may give your spot to another alumni. The event should wrap up around 9:00pm.

* This event is for JET alumni only. If an alumni is social distancing with a Friend/Family of JET (FOJ), they are welcome to join on their screen with them.

Questions? Contact us at info@jetaachicago.com

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Monday, August 3, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Topics for Discussion

  • 2020-2021 Elections

  • Chapter Status Updates

  • Virtual JETogethers in 2020

  • Survival Series 2020 Expansion

  • And more!

Interested in joining today? Let us know if you can attend in person or if you would like to conference in by signing up here!

What is an Open Board Meeting?

Previously known as Monthly Member Meetings, Open Board Meetings are open to all JET alumni in the Chicagoland area. The first Monday of each month, we get together to discuss events from the past month, any upcoming events in the near future, and news relevant to JETAA.

Meetings are also a chance for non-board members to share ideas, get involved in JETAA Chicago activities, and make connections in the alumni community.

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The 2020 Survival Series is going strong! We are currently halfway through our planned schedule, and it has been a whirlwind!

Our first event was the Outgoing JET Meet & Greet, held on June 20th. It was exciting to see the faces of our future Alumni and get to know them! It was also a great opportunity for the Outgoing JETs to get to know their fellow cohorts. During the event, our Alumni Mentors led small group discussions based on the OJ’s most pressing questions about life in Japan.

Next was the Outgoing JET Happy Hour! Alumni from three different decades and from all over the Midwest joined the newest members of our community for a night of casual conversation and engaging ice breaker activities. One of the highlights was a revealing AND educational discussion of nomikai and enkai culture in Japan - topics many alumni are . . . acutely familiar with.

Most recently, we held the Road Less Traveled: Alumni Stories event on July 11th. This was JETAA Chicago’s first storytelling event. We envisioned this as a gathering to celebrate all of the memorable moments that can occur when we step outside our comfort zone and embrace other cultures. The stories were a mix of informative and heartwarming; a solid representation of the wide variety of things we can experience as JETs. If you were unable to attend the event, you can listen to the stories on our Youtube channel.

We know there is a lot of uncertainty revolving around JET this year. Much more than usual. So JETAA Chicago has been eager to provide as much support as we can to our Outgoing JETs, whether it be information or just someone to talk to. With the move to online events, we’ve been able to reach much more of our Outgoing JET community than before. If you’re an Outgoing JET and have not yet been able to attend an event, don’t fret! There’s still more to come ;)

A Diversity of Experiences Panel

Sunday, July 26

3:00-5:00pm CST

The Event FKA "Mitsuwa Marketsweep"

Saturday, August 8

2:00-4:00pm CST

Still More Diverse Experiences Panel Discussion

Sunday, August 30

6:00-8:00pm CST

We are also working on adding additional events beyond August. Please keep an eye out for future announcements!

As a reminder, these events are for Outgoing JETs and designated Alumni Mentors ONLY. If you are a JETAA Chicago member and would like to participate in these events as a mentor, please fill in the form below and we will connect you with our Outreach Coordinator, Dylan.

We’re excited for the rest of the series!

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