On the 9th and 10th of June, the 33 new Wellington JETs for 2017 came to the Embassy of Japan for their pre-departure orientation and training sessions. JETAA was asked to organise workshops about living and working in Japan, as well as sitting on a Q&A panel to answer the soon-to-be JETs’ questions about the Programme.
New for this year, departing JETs were able to choose from a selection of workshops on Saturday, allowing for more specialised topics like driving and travel.
Following Friday’s Q&A discussion panel, the new JETs and JETAA members headed over to Wagamama on Wellington’s waterfront to enjoy a Japanese-style dinner together. Alumni shared their memories and advice as they connected with new JETs heading to locations they used to live near during their time in Japan. It was a great chance for the new JETs to learn more about where they would soon be going and ask things they didn’t get to during the panel, as well as promoting the wonderful worldwide network that is the JET Programme.