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Featuring the lives, stories and careers from the global JET Programme alumni community. And usually, our stories begin with "This one time in Japan..." - our best, our silliest and our fondest.

Latest Episodes

A Life's Journey: The Mentor

The closest description that one can use for what our guest does for a living, would be "life coach", though Andy Chaleff would agree that it's usually hard to quantify. In this episode, we talk about his philosophy, his very eventful life, from JET, to high flying corporate executive, to penniless boarder in a leaky attic, to where he is now. Andy can be reached by: - The Last Letter (http://www.thelastletter.com/): Andy's website, which contains his tour dates and book, which is coming out in September. - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andychaleff Music for this episode: "Chunga Lunga (Overcome Your Fear)" by BROWS is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BROWS/Under_The_Black_Flag_1654/14_BROWS_-_Chunga_Lunga_Overcome_Your_Fear_1819

70 MIN2018 JUL 13
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A Life's Journey: The Mentor

For the People: The Advocate (Part 2)

Our second of our 2 part episode and this time around we get down to talking about life after JET. It can feel like a step "backwards" in some sense, going from having your own apartment and independence, to going home and starting over again. But it's not all bad, really we promise. FOOTNOTES: - Rebecca Chen on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-c-9b594254/ - Interfaith Rise: http://www.interfaithrise.org/ Australia on humanitarian issues: - Australian Department of Home Affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/60refugee - Discussion on facts behind the numbers (Dec 2017): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/fact-check-george-brandis-refugees-per-capita/9241276 - UNHCR Population statistics: http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/overview#_ga=2.40345569.2113324426.1513120832-389102545.1511316219 Music for this episode: "For The People" by The Dogon Lights is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. h...

37 MIN2018 JUN 11
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For the People: The Advocate (Part 2)

For the People: The Advocate (Part 1)

What started out as a conversation about documentary film making quickly moved into discussion on refugee and asylum seeker issues in America, particularly with the current administration. While job searching after coming home from JET (and therefore having plenty of free time), our guest, Rebecca Chen, decided to embark on a documentary film making project - it's early days yet, but we shall be checking back to see how she goes! FOOTNOTES: - Rebecca Chen on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-c-9b594254/ - Interfaith Rise: http://www.interfaithrise.org/ Australia on humanitarian issues: - Australian Department of Home Affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/60refugee - Discussion on facts behind the numbers (Dec 2017): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/fact-check-george-brandis-refugees-per-capita/9241276 - UNHCR Population statistics: http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/overview#_ga=2.40345569.2113324426.1513120832-389102545.151131621...

67 MIN2018 JUN 11
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For the People: The Advocate (Part 1)

Make Your Own Career: The Entrepreneur

Despite the economy, state of the world, etc, it's never been easier to pursue your dream job, even if it means creating your own unique job title and career. Being an entrepreneur however can be a challenge. I talk to our guest, Raelene Morey about this, the importance of standing up for yourself and how every situation is different when figuring out... life. Because of the lack of mentors in this industry, Raelene is willing to have a brief chat with people seeking advice - so be nice and courteous, and don't make her (and us) regret it. Her contact through her LinkedIn below. Also, very very mild language warning, just in case. FOOTNOTES: - Check out Raelene's company, Words by Birds: https://wordsbybirds.com/ - Raelene is on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raelenemorey/ Podcasts that Raelene recommends: - How I Built This: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this - Don't Keep Your Day Job: https://www.cathyheller.com/podcast/ - Pursuit With Purpose: https://www...

41 MIN2018 APR 19
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Make Your Own Career: The Entrepreneur

Revisiting Teaching After JET

In this episode I return to the discussion of teaching as a career, this time with a trainee teacher, and another who is a tutor at university. We talk about the differences between pupils in Japan and in Australia, the satisfaction of teaching and why all those class games are more useful than you might think. In the Australian state of New South Wales at least, all trainee teachers are required to pass a literacy and numeracy test before they are allowed to run classes, called LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students): https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/prepare Music: "Everything I ever learnt" by Mr. & Mrs. Smith is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mr__Mrs_Smith/September/Mr__Mrs_Smith_-_September_-_03_Everything_I_ever_learnt)

14 MIN2017 JUN 11
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Revisiting Teaching After JET

Picture it: The Photographer

We've talked a lot about turning hobbies into a career, and my guest Julius Pang (ALT 2004-2007 Kitakyushu) not only became a professional photographer, he combined it with his love of Japan and started a photography tour business (Incredible Photo Tours). We talk about the work, photographing Mt Fuji (i.e. much harder than you'd expect) and wrangling old people. - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julius-pang-165baba/ - Portfolio and Tours: http://juliuspang.com/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliuspang/ Julius was also a presenter at the After JET Conference: http://jetprogramme.org/en/after-con/ To start his business, Julius joined the New Enterprise Initiative Scheme (NEIS), for Australian job seekers who are interested in running a new small business: https://www.employment.gov.au/self-employment-new-enterprise-incentive-scheme-neis Music for this episode: Photograph by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States ...

35 MIN2017 JUN 8
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Picture it: The Photographer

Front Page News: The Journalist

Do you have the write stuff (I had this pun, I needed to use it)? A passion for writing, reporting on social issues and events (and yoga) led our next guest, Shannon Lough, around the world and into a career as a journalist. One time she interviewed an ex-astronaut (true story). - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonlough/ - Portfolio: http://portfolio.shannonlough.com/ - Website: http://shannonlough.com/ - Black Press: http://www.blackpress.ca/ Music credits: The Daily News by Electric Mirrors is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). Based on a work at http://blocsonic.com/releases/bsog0058

18 MIN2017 MAY 11
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Front Page News: The Journalist

The Art of Life: The Freelance Artist

Being an artist is not just a job, but a way of life. Many of us may have once dreamed about a creative career - drawing, painting or writing, but usually feel that the reality of paying bills and eating regularly outweigh the fantasy. But for Mr David Piper, there was simply no choice to really make once JET was over. - To see David's work: http://sundayink.com/ - Follow him on the Book of Faces: https://www.facebook.com/sundayink Music credits: Draw Me a Sheep (Act 1), Cartesian Reunion Memorial Orchestra: the little prince-a ballet in two acts by Lloyd Rodgers

36 MIN2017 APR 30
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The Art of Life: The Freelance Artist

Science of Crime: Forensic Investigation

Content Advisory Warning: In this episode, we talk about the work and experience relating to forensic investigation. If you're uncomfortable with talk about autopsies, etc, you might want to skip from the 20-min mark. Mention forensic investigation, and you'd be thinking of shows like CSI, Bones and Dexter. Our guest actually credits the X-Files for getting him into the field of forensic investigation, which is way cooler. We discuss the career path of the forensic investigator, in all sorts of fields, and how you shouldn't trust shows like CSI, Bones and Dexter. We also talk about the nature of police work in Japan, compared to that of the US, and also (at least for the US) how to get into the field. This page on JETAAI website: http://www.jetaainternational.org/forensic-investigation Brian Waters can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-waters-2426474/ He's also on Twitter on a slightly less serious note @MyTwoYen And also a Wikipedia entry on the 'CSI Effect': ...

59 MIN2017 MAR 29
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Science of Crime: Forensic Investigation

The Global Classroom: The Teacher

The vast majority of JETs work as ALTs, or Assistant Language Teachers. Therefore it's no surprise that some would continue that into an actual career in education. However, being a teacher can open up some opportunities and challenges in surprising ways, as our guest, Anna-Marie Prohaska, proves. Anna-Marie Prohaska is on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-marie-prohaska-141453bb/ Class Afloat: http://www.classafloat.com/

31 MIN2017 MAR 3
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The Global Classroom: The Teacher

Latest Episodes

A Life's Journey: The Mentor

The closest description that one can use for what our guest does for a living, would be "life coach", though Andy Chaleff would agree that it's usually hard to quantify. In this episode, we talk about his philosophy, his very eventful life, from JET, to high flying corporate executive, to penniless boarder in a leaky attic, to where he is now. Andy can be reached by: - The Last Letter (http://www.thelastletter.com/): Andy's website, which contains his tour dates and book, which is coming out in September. - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andychaleff Music for this episode: "Chunga Lunga (Overcome Your Fear)" by BROWS is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BROWS/Under_The_Black_Flag_1654/14_BROWS_-_Chunga_Lunga_Overcome_Your_Fear_1819

70 MIN2018 JUL 13
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A Life's Journey: The Mentor

For the People: The Advocate (Part 2)

Our second of our 2 part episode and this time around we get down to talking about life after JET. It can feel like a step "backwards" in some sense, going from having your own apartment and independence, to going home and starting over again. But it's not all bad, really we promise. FOOTNOTES: - Rebecca Chen on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-c-9b594254/ - Interfaith Rise: http://www.interfaithrise.org/ Australia on humanitarian issues: - Australian Department of Home Affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/60refugee - Discussion on facts behind the numbers (Dec 2017): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/fact-check-george-brandis-refugees-per-capita/9241276 - UNHCR Population statistics: http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/overview#_ga=2.40345569.2113324426.1513120832-389102545.1511316219 Music for this episode: "For The People" by The Dogon Lights is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. h...

37 MIN2018 JUN 11
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For the People: The Advocate (Part 2)

For the People: The Advocate (Part 1)

What started out as a conversation about documentary film making quickly moved into discussion on refugee and asylum seeker issues in America, particularly with the current administration. While job searching after coming home from JET (and therefore having plenty of free time), our guest, Rebecca Chen, decided to embark on a documentary film making project - it's early days yet, but we shall be checking back to see how she goes! FOOTNOTES: - Rebecca Chen on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-c-9b594254/ - Interfaith Rise: http://www.interfaithrise.org/ Australia on humanitarian issues: - Australian Department of Home Affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/60refugee - Discussion on facts behind the numbers (Dec 2017): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/fact-check-george-brandis-refugees-per-capita/9241276 - UNHCR Population statistics: http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/overview#_ga=2.40345569.2113324426.1513120832-389102545.151131621...

67 MIN2018 JUN 11
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For the People: The Advocate (Part 1)

Make Your Own Career: The Entrepreneur

Despite the economy, state of the world, etc, it's never been easier to pursue your dream job, even if it means creating your own unique job title and career. Being an entrepreneur however can be a challenge. I talk to our guest, Raelene Morey about this, the importance of standing up for yourself and how every situation is different when figuring out... life. Because of the lack of mentors in this industry, Raelene is willing to have a brief chat with people seeking advice - so be nice and courteous, and don't make her (and us) regret it. Her contact through her LinkedIn below. Also, very very mild language warning, just in case. FOOTNOTES: - Check out Raelene's company, Words by Birds: https://wordsbybirds.com/ - Raelene is on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raelenemorey/ Podcasts that Raelene recommends: - How I Built This: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this - Don't Keep Your Day Job: https://www.cathyheller.com/podcast/ - Pursuit With Purpose: https://www...

41 MIN2018 APR 19
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Make Your Own Career: The Entrepreneur

Revisiting Teaching After JET

In this episode I return to the discussion of teaching as a career, this time with a trainee teacher, and another who is a tutor at university. We talk about the differences between pupils in Japan and in Australia, the satisfaction of teaching and why all those class games are more useful than you might think. In the Australian state of New South Wales at least, all trainee teachers are required to pass a literacy and numeracy test before they are allowed to run classes, called LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students): https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/prepare Music: "Everything I ever learnt" by Mr. & Mrs. Smith is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mr__Mrs_Smith/September/Mr__Mrs_Smith_-_September_-_03_Everything_I_ever_learnt)

14 MIN2017 JUN 11
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Revisiting Teaching After JET

Picture it: The Photographer

We've talked a lot about turning hobbies into a career, and my guest Julius Pang (ALT 2004-2007 Kitakyushu) not only became a professional photographer, he combined it with his love of Japan and started a photography tour business (Incredible Photo Tours). We talk about the work, photographing Mt Fuji (i.e. much harder than you'd expect) and wrangling old people. - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julius-pang-165baba/ - Portfolio and Tours: http://juliuspang.com/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliuspang/ Julius was also a presenter at the After JET Conference: http://jetprogramme.org/en/after-con/ To start his business, Julius joined the New Enterprise Initiative Scheme (NEIS), for Australian job seekers who are interested in running a new small business: https://www.employment.gov.au/self-employment-new-enterprise-incentive-scheme-neis Music for this episode: Photograph by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States ...

35 MIN2017 JUN 8
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Picture it: The Photographer

Front Page News: The Journalist

Do you have the write stuff (I had this pun, I needed to use it)? A passion for writing, reporting on social issues and events (and yoga) led our next guest, Shannon Lough, around the world and into a career as a journalist. One time she interviewed an ex-astronaut (true story). - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonlough/ - Portfolio: http://portfolio.shannonlough.com/ - Website: http://shannonlough.com/ - Black Press: http://www.blackpress.ca/ Music credits: The Daily News by Electric Mirrors is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). Based on a work at http://blocsonic.com/releases/bsog0058

18 MIN2017 MAY 11
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Front Page News: The Journalist

The Art of Life: The Freelance Artist

Being an artist is not just a job, but a way of life. Many of us may have once dreamed about a creative career - drawing, painting or writing, but usually feel that the reality of paying bills and eating regularly outweigh the fantasy. But for Mr David Piper, there was simply no choice to really make once JET was over. - To see David's work: http://sundayink.com/ - Follow him on the Book of Faces: https://www.facebook.com/sundayink Music credits: Draw Me a Sheep (Act 1), Cartesian Reunion Memorial Orchestra: the little prince-a ballet in two acts by Lloyd Rodgers

36 MIN2017 APR 30
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The Art of Life: The Freelance Artist

Science of Crime: Forensic Investigation

Content Advisory Warning: In this episode, we talk about the work and experience relating to forensic investigation. If you're uncomfortable with talk about autopsies, etc, you might want to skip from the 20-min mark. Mention forensic investigation, and you'd be thinking of shows like CSI, Bones and Dexter. Our guest actually credits the X-Files for getting him into the field of forensic investigation, which is way cooler. We discuss the career path of the forensic investigator, in all sorts of fields, and how you shouldn't trust shows like CSI, Bones and Dexter. We also talk about the nature of police work in Japan, compared to that of the US, and also (at least for the US) how to get into the field. This page on JETAAI website: http://www.jetaainternational.org/forensic-investigation Brian Waters can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-waters-2426474/ He's also on Twitter on a slightly less serious note @MyTwoYen And also a Wikipedia entry on the 'CSI Effect': ...

59 MIN2017 MAR 29
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Science of Crime: Forensic Investigation

The Global Classroom: The Teacher

The vast majority of JETs work as ALTs, or Assistant Language Teachers. Therefore it's no surprise that some would continue that into an actual career in education. However, being a teacher can open up some opportunities and challenges in surprising ways, as our guest, Anna-Marie Prohaska, proves. Anna-Marie Prohaska is on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-marie-prohaska-141453bb/ Class Afloat: http://www.classafloat.com/

31 MIN2017 MAR 3
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The Global Classroom: The Teacher