Thanks for stumbling on my little corner of the internet! My name’s Becca, and I was an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) on the JET Program from August 2015-August 2016. I lived on Amami Oshima, the “big” island in the archipelago between Kyushu and Okinawa. After a year of teaching at an academic high school, traveling around Japan (and Thailand!), and absolutely falling in love with Japanese island culture and Gajumaru trees, I’m back living in Boston, working as an educator, advisor, and advocate for the adult immigrant and refugee population.
Here, I muse about life on JET, life after JET, traveling, teaching, running, hiking, and more. If you have any questions about The JET Program, earning your TEFL certificate, or life in general, feel free to comment!
– Becca Mayhem
(A nickname I was given when I was seventeen after I tripped over a pet gate, dropped my gingerbread house, and my friend said, “yep, that`s Becca Mayhem.”)