The selection process of JEEP delegates is competitive. The U.S.-Japan Relations Committee will review each application and select three individuals as delegates. Please complete and submit the application to the JCCC no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.
JCCC Educational Exchange Program (JEEP) is a program through which teachers and school/district administrators from the Chicago metropolitan area are selected to go to Japan for a study tour. The primary goal of this program is to give participants the opportunity to view the Japanese educational system firsthand and to learn about various aspects of Japanese culture and society. In part, the program was established to materialize JCCC’s effort to help local educators assist the children from other cultures adjust to the school life in the United States. JCCC also wishes to make a positive impact on local educational system, which has provided quality education to many children of JCCC members over the years, by providing the educators insight into the Japanese educational system.
JEEP sponsored delegates will take part in International Educators to Japan (IEJ) program organized by the Institute of International Studies and Training (IIST), a general incorporated foundation in Japan. The JEEP delegates will be joined by participants sponsored by other Japanese business organizations in the U.S. and Europe. The IEJ program includes orientation on the economy, culture, society and other aspects of Japan, visiting schools and giving teaching demonstrations, staying with Japanese host families, and having tours to unique areas.
Who: Chicagoland Teachers & Administrators
What: JCCC sponsored 12-day-trip to Japan through International Educators to Japan (IEJ) Program
Where: Tokyo, Nara (or Aichi), Hiroshima, and Kyoto (Tentative)
When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Thursday, June 29, 2017
Instruction to Applicants: Submit all the required information below
Part I: Candidate Profile
- Full Name (Indicate Ms./Mr./Dr./Other)
- Work Place
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number (by which you can be reached during the day)
- Home Address
- Any dietary restriction or allergy
Part II: Essay
In a 300 word essay, please tell us why you would like to participate in the 2017 JEEP. Essays should be in Arial or Times New Roman 12pt. font, single-spaced.
Please provide the following in your essay:
- An explanation of why you qualify for as a JEEP candidate (See Participation Requirements)
- A description of your current position in the education industry
- A description of what you hope to gain from the experience and how you will use it upon returning
- Any information you would like the selection committee to consider (optional)
Part III: Letter of Recommendation (Optional)
An applicant has an option of submitting a letter of recommendation with the application.
o If the applicant is a principal or district administrator :
→An instructor or a staff who directly work with Japanese students and families may submit a letter of recommendation.
o If the applicant is a teacher:
→Principal or the district superintendent may submit a letter of recommendation.
All letters of recommendation must be in a PDF format and emailed directly to the JCCC by the letter writer.
Part IV: Submission Process
Submit completed application by Friday, February 17, 2017 via email or online submission form.
o Online Submission: Start Here
o Email Submission: Send the document as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
o Letters of recommendation must be separately emailed by the letter writer
Contact: Miho Hubacek, Administrative Assistant 312-380-0061 email@example.com