TORONTO — On the last Saturday of July, a group of 75 Canadians left Toronto for Japan to teach English as part of the 2016 JET Programme.
“We are genki,” says Sarah Campeau, a Japan English Teacher (JET) who will soon be teaching in Nara-ken, Japan. Campeau is part of a group of 185 JETs leaving Canada this year to participate in the program.
Over 185 Canadian JETs will be travelling to the country this year, joining over 1800 teachers from around the world who will take part in the program.
At the Arts and Letters Club in downtown Toronto, the JETs had a final farewell and had a chance to come together as a group. It was a chance for them to see one another, to connect, before venturing off into the unknown.
Here’s a look at a few of the participants and what they are looking forward to the most.