Job Posting: Youth For Understanding

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Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected international exchange organizations.  YFU oversees global exchange programs that prepare young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world.

In June of 2010, Youth For Understanding USA will conduct two short orientations for US high school students who will be spending the summer in  Japan .  We are looking for several qualified candidates to serve as Japanese Culture and Language Teachers at these orientations.  The Culture and Language Teachers will teach YFU’s Japanese Culture and language curriculum and assist with non-classroom responsibilities as needed.  Culture and Language Teachers play a huge role in helping prepare students for their upcoming study abroad experience in Japan , both culturally and linguistically.

This is a paid contract position that will last from June 5-15 (tentative dates – see job description below).  Additionally, YFU will pay for travel expenses to and from the orientation site in Berkley, California, as well as all room and board while on program.  The application deadline for this position is Friday, April 2, but hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply earlier.  To read a position description that includes more information about this position and explains how to apply, visit the following link:

Japan Pre-Departure Orientation Job Description

If you have any questions, please contact Livy Traczyk by phone (240-235-2131) or e-mail (

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.