8/12/17 – Kayaking/SUP in Newport Bay

Beat the heat – come out to kayak or SUP in Orange County’s Newport Back Bay! We’ll enjoy the bay (either the ecological preserve side or the fancy homes) for a couple of hours before having lunch nearby. Mary, the coordinator, is deciding between two rental places, but it will cost between $15-$20/hr to rent either a single person kayak or a stand up paddle board.

The JTEs in Irvine will be invited as well so please let Mary know if you can help pick them up. More details to come!

7/15/17 – JETAASC Annual Summer Picnic

Come join JETAASC for a wonderful potluck and afternoon of fun in the park! Bring your family and friends to mingle with departing JETs, as well as some JTEs who have recently arrived to study at UCI for the summer.

In addition to a potluck item, bring along some park gear like frisbees, footballs, volleyballs if you have them. This is a family friendly park, so we will try to set up near a playground.

Note: there is a $5 park entry fee. After you enter, turn right and go to the larger, 2nd parking lot. Look for the JETAASC banner!

When: Saturday, July 15 12-3PM
Where: William R. Mason Regional Park (18712 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612)

7/13/17 – UC Irvine Mixer with JTEs


We have been invited to a Cultural and Community Mixer at UCI! 44 JTEs from Tokyo are here for the summer and they would be delighted if we could stop by this Thursday, July 13th any time between 4-6pm for some great conversation and free food!

From UCI: We are currently running our fifth TEMAP CDP (junior high and high school teacher training program) and our second EST CDP (elementary school teacher training program). In total, 44 teachers from Tokyo Metropolitan School District are enrolled in these programs.

Come and create long-lasting connections with Japanese English teachers! We would love to have you here! If you can spare some time, stop by to say hello and grab a quick bite. Dress attire will be casual.

Please RSVP with Dash McDougall (Dash.McDougall@unx.uci.edu) if you will be attending and in order to get free parking! We look forward to seeing you!

When: Thursday, July 13 4-6PM
Where: UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education International Housing, Building CE5, Pereira Dr, Irvine, CA 92697

5/27/17 – Frisbee Field Day in the Park

Let’s enjoy this nice warm weather by getting out and throwing some Frisbees! Come to Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge in Irvine and hang out with your fellow JET Alumni and friends of JETs and enjoy the nice weather together! Feel free to bring other park toys or activities as well. Please bring your own food and drinks as well!

(If you purchase anything for this event, please save your receipts for accounting purposes!)

When: Saturday, May 27 12-4PM
Where: 20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604-4567, United States