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
  • 1

    2016 Japanese graduate accepted into the prestigious JET language to teach in Japan.

  • 50+

    Japanese graduates have taught in Japan through the JET program.

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    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 are available to Japanese majors, and many have been taken by Calvin grads.

  • World Language teacher
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Linguistics
  • Researcher
  • Foreign Service Worker(Peace Corps, VISTA, AmeriCorps, USAID)
  • Health Services Worker
  • Nonprofit Worker
  • Missionary
  • Employee at an International Business
  • College Professor
  • ESL Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Educational Administrator for Study Abroad Programs