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2019 JETAA Chicago Survival Series

Educational Training Events for Outgoing JETs

Main Events

Monkey Meet & Greet

Lincoln Park Zoo, Park Place Cafe

2234 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

Sunday, May 19

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is the kick-off event for the 2019 JET Survival Series. Meet your fellow outgoing JETs and JET alumni at the Lincoln Park Zoo while we visit the snow monkeys.

JIC Sushi Reception

Japan Information Center (JIC)

737 Michigan Ave #1000, Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, June 8

Time TBD

After the JIC Q&A for outgoing JETs, JETAA Chicago will be hosting a sushi reception where you can network with JET alumni.

Happy Hour

Lizzie McNeill’s

400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, June 19

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JETAA Chicago is hosting a summer happy hour downtown. This is a great opportunity for outgoing JETs to meet and network with Chicago’s JET alumni.

Mitsuwa Marketsweep

Mitsuwa Marketplace

100 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Sunday, July 7

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Join JETAA Chicago and explore an authentic Japanese grocery store. We will host a scavenger hunt for outgoing JETs, awarding the winner with a prize that will be useful for their new life in Japan.

Last Call Online Q&A

Sunday, July 21

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Last Call Online Q&A will give outgoing JETs the opportunity to dial-in remotely and access a panel of JET alumni who will be fielding last minute questions on a range of topics, preparing outgoing JETs for living and working in Japan.

Additional Events

Milwaukee Coffee Meetup

Full of Beans Cafe

184 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Saturday, June 22

10:00 am ~

For more information, reach out to the Wisconsin sub chapter via Facebook or email at

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