8/25/17 ~ 8/27/17 – JETAASC Goes to the Big Trees

Looking to get out and see nature this summer? Join the JETAASC crew on a trip to Sequoia National Park from August 25-27th! We’ve got campsite reservations right in the heart of the park, one mile from the General Grant grove of Sequoia redwoods (General Grant is the second largest living tree in the world!). Come make a s’more, grill up some hot dogs, and relax in the woods with us. Here’s a schedule of the weekend:

Friday, August 25th @ 6pm – LA cars will caravan to Sequoia. We won’t be getting into the campground until late that night, but the campsites are reserved if you want to head to the Park early! If you’re not joining us from the LA area, leave a comment and let us know where you’ll be driving up from.

Saturday, August 26th – We’ll spend the day exploring the park, walking down some trails to see the big trees, hiking to catch great views of the Eastern Sierra mountain range, and relaxing at the campsite.

Sunday, August 27th – We’ll head for home around lunchtime, but not before stopping to see the largest tree in the world!

Space is limited so RSVP quick if you’d like to join us. If you have any questions, shoot Jonathan an email at president2@jetaasc.org or send him a message on Facebook. Hope you can join us!

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8/10/17 – August Natsukashii Nomikai

Announcing our 6th meetup in our Natsukashii Nomikai series: this month, we’ll be meeting at Resident, a hybrid bar, beer garden, and music venue nestled in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA. Come join us for food, drinks, and reminiscing about Japan under the summer night sky!

When: Thursday, August 10th starting 5:30PM
Where: 428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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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)

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7/14/17 – July Natsukashii Nomikai

Announcing our 5th monthly meetup for remembering “good old Japan”: This month, we’ll be meeting on a Friday, at a massive watering hole called Far Bar, located in the historic Far East Building in the heart of Little Tokyo!

When: Friday, July 14 5-10PM
Where: Far Bar Little Tokyo (347 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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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

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