Irrational Exuberance!

Landing in the JET Program.

October 15, 2018 A couple months before graduating as one of ten students in Centre College's computer science program, I did the natural thing: applied to the JET Program to teach English in Japan. Five months later in early August I arrived alarmed and alone in Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan, but my favorite story about the JET Program is actually the the prelude: my final interview round in Atlanta.


July 18, 2008 今週の木曜日は最後小学校に行く日だった。で、最後日本で授業を教える日もだった。ちょっと感動する日になったでしょうね。

Last Day of Elementary School and Classes

July 18, 2008 Thursday was my last day of classes at elementary school. Its sad to be saying goodbye, and there are a lot of kids I'll be missing after getting to know them bit by bit during forty-five minute lessons and brief exchanges in the halls.

Advice for ALTs Considering a Second Year

July 7, 2008 Many ALTs undergo temporary insanity when considering recontracting for the their second year. Here is my advice for those in the process.

A Thursday: Elementary School

July 2, 2008 The first day in my Week in Japan series. This entry takes a look at a normal Thursday, which is the day I spent the morning at elementary school.