From the JTIT-L listserv:
Greetings from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles!
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 JET Memorial Invitation Program, which will provide 32 American high school students with the opportunity to visit Japan for two weeks in July. This program was started after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 when two Americans participating in the JET Program as assistant English language teachers lost their lives. They had a positive influence on the people and communities they served and JET-MIP was created immediately following the 2011 disaster to commemorate their work. If you are interested in submitting an application for one of your students, please see the list of important dates and the website below for information on the 2014 program:
February 8, 2014: NJE application ends at 5PM Eastern Time
March 2, 2014: NJE Examinations Begin
April 11, 2014: NJE Examinations End
April 16, 2014: JET-MIP Applications Must Submit to JFLA by E-Mail, Fax, or Mail
End of April, 2014: Preliminary Selection Will Be Made, Both Student and Teacher Will Be Notified
End of April, 2014: Online Interview
Mid-May, 2014: Final Selection Will Be Made, Both Student and Teacher Will Be Notified
Program Period: July 6th – 24th, 2014.
I have also included a link to the 2014 JET-MIP page on our website so you can download the Program Announcement and the Fillable Application Form. Please read through all the materials and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
2014 JET-MIP Website
2014 JET-MIP Coordinator
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire BLVD, STE 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Lin, T. (USA Only) Announcement for Japanese-Language Teachers: 2014 JET Memorial Invitation Program. JTIT-L listserv (JTIT-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, 11 Dec 2013).