Experiences on the JET programme in Japan

Published on Jan 14, 2024

Ellen Rendall, a young woman from Orkney is currently in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. This programme was started in 1987 with the purpose of increasing mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the people of other nations and aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level. Since its inception, JET has seen significant growth, from its original 848 participants from 4 countries in 1987, to 5,831 participants from 50 countries (as of 2023).

You can read about Ellen’s story here.