June, 2014: Breeze Issue #80

A Free Monthly E-Newsletter for Friends of Japan & Teachers of Japanese

JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. High School Students 2014 Group

Applicants were required to be U.S. Citizens in 11th or 12th grade, who have studied Japanese for at least 2 years and have taken the National Japanese Exam (NJE). They had to complete an online interview via Skype to demonstrate their Japanese speaking and comprehension ability in addition to the standardized test. In the end, we selected 32 participants from the many who applied from all over the United States, including Guam, and Alaska. We congratulate them for their achievement.

Participants will arrive in Los Angeles in early July for a pre-departure orientation and then spend two weeks in Japan visiting the Tohoku region and participating in exchanges with Japanese students of various grade levels. They will also participate in intensive Japanese language classes at our Kansai Institute as well as cultural activities and homestays. At the end of the program, they will need to make a presentation in Japanese for their host families and guests at the Institute as well one in English during the wrap-up meeting in Los Angeles. We look forward to meeting all 32 participants next month and hope they have an awesome time in Japan!

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