TROY graduate selected for Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Posted: Wednesday, 04 June 2014

TROY - A recent Troy University graduate has been selected to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

John Michael Wilson, a Dothan resident and the son of Anne and Bruce Hall, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Wilson will be departing for Japan on July 26, and have the opportunity spend one year completely immersed in Japanese culture as an assistant language teacher in Ena-shi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

The JET Program invites young college graduates to Japan to teach English in schools or to engage in international exchange activities at local government offices. Participants experience Japan at the grassroots level through daily activities at schools and local governments, and act as "cultural ambassadors" of the United States to the local community. The participants receive a stipend and round-trip airfare to Japan.

The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations administers the JET Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and local government organizations. Since its inception in 1987, more than 55,000 people from 62 countries have participated in the program.