The Embassy of Japan in Belgium accepts applications for exchange programs offered in Japan. The programs for which applications are accepted during the course of a year are described below. Further details will appear on this page as the time for application approaches.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is operated by local authorities in conjunction with the Japanese Government and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).
There are three types of participation:
- CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) who work in communities on international exchange activities.
- SEAs (Sports Exchange Advisors) who promote international exchange through athletics.
- ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) who provide language instruction in junior and senior high school classrooms.
The Program was started in 1987, and the first Belgian participant went to Japan on this Program in 1997 as a CIR. There is currently a CIR participant in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture.
Useful web sites about JET
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
People contributing to the Belgium-Japan relations - JET PROGRAMME CIR REPORT