Teach in Asia
Teaching English in Asia is one way many Kenyon students return to countries they visited as undergraduates in study-abroad programs. For other Kenyon graduates, going to teach in Asia is their first opportunity to experience the cultures they learned about in courses at Kenyon. This affords you a way to sharpen your kills in an Asian language and to learn more about the country that you studied mostly from a distance and mostly from an academic perspective.
Teaching in Asia presents it own special challenges and rewards. Like all teachers, those who work in Asia are also perpetual students, and some of their most memorable "lessons" occur outside their classrooms. The opportunity to try teaching can also be especially valuable if you are considering teaching as a career. If you are a Kenyon alum, and either a current or former teacher in an Asian nation, please contact Professor Joseph Adler to include a story of your experiences in this section.
Teaching Opportunities (by country):
Teaching Opportunities available in China
Please check the Teach-in-China website for current teaching opportunities available in various Chinese areas.
Teaching Opportunities available in Japan
For opportunities in Japan, see the ones listed by Professor Tomita. Read about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, as experienced by a Kenyon graduate, Joelle Williams, who received a JET appointment. More details can be found at http://www.jetprogramme.org/e/introduction/index.html and http://kcjapanese.blogspot.com/.
Teaching Opportunities available in Other Countries
WorldTeach is an organization with world-wide scope, but its placements in Asia include Vietnam and Thailand in addition to China.