Japanese language skills and cultural knowledge can lead to careers in many fields, most commonly in education, business, computer science and missions. Calvin Japanese graduates are regularly accepted into the competitive JET program, which allows them to live and teach in Japan for up to three years.

To prepare for your career beyond Calvin, consider opportunities to study abroad during the semester, or to work for the city government in Hikone, Japan during the summer.

Quick Facts
  • 4

    The number of 2014 Japanese graduates accepted into the prestigious JET language to teach in Japan.

  • 50+

    Japanese graduates have taught in Japan through the JET program.

  • #3

    Japan’s GDP is the third largest in the world, creating many job opportunities for native English speakers with knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.

Careers to consider

These career paths reflect those taken by Calvin Japanese graduates in the past ten years.

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Intelligence work for the U.S. Government (CIA, NSA)
  • Interpreter
  • Linguistics
  • Mission-International NGO (e.g. World Vision)
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Energy
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