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USF Graduate Accepted To the 2013 JET Program
July 5, 2013

The Japanese Teaching Program or JET is a prestigious and competitive program supported by the Japanese government that hires university graduates to work in Japan. Participants focus on foreign language education in Japan and cultural activities and are placed all over the country. The JET Program recruits participants from over 40 countries and is one of the leading language and cultural exchange programs in the world.

USF Alumnus Daniel Slater

USF alumnus Daniel Slater has been accepted to the 2013 JET program as an Assistant Language Teacher and will reside in Kobe, Japan for one year. Daniel graduated in Fall 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and was a participant in USF’s Exchange Program at Kansai Gaidai University for two semesters where he studied to improve his Japanese language proficiency.

Daniel is looking forward to returning to Japan, he anticipates “having an amazing time with the Japanese students” as he teaches middle school students English and shares American culture with them. Daniel also plans on exploring new areas and expanding his understanding of Japanese culture. “When I found out about my placement and acceptance into the JET Program, I was extremely excited. The application process was long, so I was relieved of all the anxiety caused by waiting. And I was really glad to hear that I would be able to return to my favorite city in Japan, Kobe!”

If you are interested in learning more, attend a USF JET presentation. The next presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:30PM in CPR 206.

For more information on the JET Program, visit or contact Carleen Ben in the Education Abroad office