■ Job Type：CIR（Coordinator for International Relations）
■ Prefecture：Miyazaki ■ Years on Programme：2005-2008
Being a fresh graduate, I was a bit uneasy about my first job. After almost a year on JET, I can only say that I am grateful for what I have chosen for myself. JET is exactly what I expected: lots of fun and excitement, yet extremely challenging. At work, everyday is full of learning. Teaching children English and introducing New Zealand to local residents, now I feel comfortable even speaking in front of a huge crowd.
The children are extremely outgoing and friendly. Whenever I show up at schools, they run to greet me, clinging to me like koalas to eucalyptus trees. Sometimes I really feel that I am a superstar. Their smiles and energy get me excited for work every day. Privately, I have made a lot of friends from all over the world. Loving to travel, soon I will be able to conquer all of Kyushu.