Upcoming Outgoing JET Initiatives

Breakout Question & Answer Session [Facebook Event Page]
Saturday – June 27th, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Japan Information Center (Chicago, IL)

This will be integrated with and in the weekend of the the annual Q&A session hosted by the JIC to give a deeper understanding and knowledge of those sensitive topics we have all experienced or know someone who has. 

Mitsuwa Market Sweep [Facebook Event Page]
Sunday – July 12th, 2015 @ 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Mitsuwa Japanese Market (Arlington Heights, IL)
JET Alumni will introduce basic grocery items, delicious recipes, and apartment supplies that will help new JETs survive in Japan.  Bonus Scavenger hunt with special prize for attendees! 


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Ravinia Concert (8/23)


Chicago is coming to Ravinia and JETAA Chicago is your discounted ticket to this show! We will be going to the concert as a group and picnicing on the lawn while enjoying classic hits, green grass, and BYOB.

Purchased tickets will be distributed prior to the concert at the North entrance. Additional information will be sent via email to you lucky 10 who get tickets.

  • Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
  • Time: Meet at 6:30 PM for picnicking, show at 7:30 PM
  • Location: Ravinia Pavilion, Highland Park, IL

Tickets: $35 (click here to register)

Questions? Contact President Wesley Julian at info@jetaachicago.com!


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JETAA Chicago Survival Series 2015: Mini Meet-Ups

These Mini Meet-Ups are intended to expand outreach to the other parts of the city and to the surrounding suburbs. Hosted individually by JET alumni in various locations, these events can be in-person, google hangout, through Skype chat, or any other communication mediums per request.  These are designed is to give new JETs an opportunity to connect with alumni in a smaller group setting while engaging in social and education activities.

Saturday – June 20th @ 2:00-4:00 PM
Bow Truss Coffee Roasters 

Grab a specialty coffee in one of the most vibrant communities in the Southwest side of Chicago.

Rogers Park/Edgewater Neighborhood Meet-up [Facebook Event Page]
Saturday – June 20th @ 5:00-7:00 PM
Sunshine Cafe

Japanese Comfort Food dinner and some JET talk in Northeast Chicago.


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Bingo at Heiwa Terrace (6/18)


Bingo at Heiwa Terrace, be there or be square!

It is located at  920 West Lawrence Avenue #1 near the Red Line so really easy to visit. Come along and help out with some calling and entertaining the residents.


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Nihongo Dake Dinner (6/19)

nihongo potluck

Come join us Friday, June 19 for our Nihongo Dake dinner yakiniku edition at Gyu-kaku in River East! You’ll have a chance to brush up your Japanese and have fun doing it. No English allowed! Our target level for this time is intermediate-advanced and we will once again be joined by Ms. Risa Enyu to help us refresh and expand our skills.

When: Friday, June 19, 6:30 pm
Cost: $5

*Price includes $5 towards first drink or dinner

Register in advance on our Guestlist registration page

Nervous that your Japanese is rusty? Check out this conversational Japanese series on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1B4MBcf

For more information, email us at info@jetaachicago.com.


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