HEC | The Hokkaido English Challenge

Not convinced HAJET is amazing and does tons of great things? Here’s a good one for ya: The Hokkaido English Challenge, or HEC for short! A brief blurb here won’t do it justice, but here’s a few things about HEC that make it so great:

  • Your student can go on a camping trip with other kids from around Hokkaido and your fellow ALTs for a super immersive English experience.
  • Your student has a good chance of earning an all-expenses-paid study abroad trip to an English speaking country of their choice!
  • Study abroad trip or no, your student will come home with lifelong friends and memories.
  • And you can make those friends and memories, too, by volunteering for HEC Camp!

Check out the Official HEC Website for more info!

The Official HEC Website is also currently under reconstruction, but fret not! All of the most important information you’ll need is available on the temporary site, so click the link below! Or, feel free to reach out to any of the contacts listed here or on the temporary site.


The (Temporary) HEC Website


Who to Contact:

HEC Coordinator – hec@hajet.org (Phillip Hennessy)

HEC Camp Coordinator – heccamp@hajet.org (Jordan Frazier)

HEC Test Coordinator – hec.test@hajet.org (Catrina Caira)

[These names are subject to change soon, as HEC 2017 just finished and we are looking for volunteers for leadership soon. However, all of these lovely people are super genki about HEC, so feel free to contact them with questions.]