Wednesday, April 15, 2009
JET Interviewer Appreciation Dinner!
I attended the JET Interviewers appreciation dinner at the official residence of Consul General in Evanston. I have learned that about 140 people are going to Japan as a JET this summer and this Chicago group is the largest group in the World! Compared to 180 JETs last year, this number seems to be fairly low even though the number of position stays the same in Japan. This is probably because many JETs renewed their contract since it is difficult to find a job back in the states under this recession. So it is a bit unlucky for those who applied this year. Usually many alternate candidates end up going to Japan, which is good but not likely this year! I hope all the former GTS students can go!! Dinner? It was super and since it was a Buffet style, GTS was the first one in the line out of 40 people and made 3 round trips!!! mmmmmm~!