4 Bearcats accepted to JET program

Contact: Connie Ralph

Willamette students make up 11% of Japan Exchange and Teaching program.

Congratulations to the Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) from Willamette University. 

  • Sarah Dean '21, Spanish, politics, policy, law & ethics
  • Christopher Gatling '21, Japanese studies, economics
  • Alexis Louie '21, Japanese studies
  • Cynthia Ramirez-Coria '20, politics, policy, law & ethics

This year 36 ALTs were accepted in the Oregon, Idaho and Southern Washington area.

Last year it was 45. The number was reduced due to the pandemic. The 2020 JET participants have not yet left for Japan.

This means Willamette students consist of 11% of ALTs in this broad region. Considering the size of Willamette, this is a remarkable achievement.

Also Nicole Seymour '21, Japanese studies is on the alternate list.

Stuart Suwabe '20, international studies, is on the alternate list in the Northern California area.

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