To those familiar with Texas & Oklahoma, and to those just moving out here, we’re pleased to welcome you to the wide and wild frontier that is District 9 of JETAA.
JET Program Alumni congregate regularly in Houston and Austin, as well as in San Antonio, Dallas, and central Oklahoma. But even if you settle into a smaller city or along the speedbump of a town off the highway, you’re sure to find a JET Alum or a JETAA event not too far away. In fact, often our most active space is the Facebook group.
JETAA Texoma bylaws are coming to the website soon, and election information is also on the way.
To learn about your elected officers or area representatives, please visit our Officers page.
If you want to be more active in JETAA affairs, your area representatives are a great point of contact. Alumni are welcome to use the Collaborate with us! page if they have an event idea for JETAA to put together.
But we’ve also compiled some resources below which may be helpful in continuing your vision for cross-cultural exchange, promoting Japan-America relations, and connecting to other JET Alumni.
Resources for Alumni
At the bottom of each page on this site, you can find an RSS feed from JET Wit, which regularly posts job opening announcements.
When relevant TX / OK entities wish to specifically recruit former JET’s through us, we may make a post on this site, as well, sorted under the category “Job Posting” (see the bottom left of the page).
Finally, we recommend the AJET Job Listings group on Facebook, which regularly shares similar content to JET Wit.
Japan America Society regularly hosts events and has various chapters for cities across Texas including Austin (JASGA), Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), Houston (JASH), and San Antonio (JASSA). In 2019, JASO revitalized in Oklahoma.
The Japanese Teachers Association of Texas is a nonprofit which aims to promote interest in Japanese Language and Culture education at all levels in the State of Texas. You can learn more about them at this link: http://www.jtat.org/
For those still advancing their Japanese education, the Texas Japanese Speech Contest regularly has an Open Division for those with Intermediate-Advanced Japanese skills living in Texas. We often hear they need more competitors in this category!