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Muffles
February 5th, 2011, 18:53
Hey guys, since there seem to be a large number of you sticking around applying to other alt programs apart from JET I figured it might be nice for you to have a list too.

As far as I'm aware this hasn't been done before so if any of the mods have a problem with it just let me know!

So i'll use a similar structure to the JET list, if you list your country, programme you're applying to and current status please.

ie: Name | Country | Programme | Application Status | (And if applicable, where you are being placed if you've already been accepted)

Stats:
Total applicants:
In progress
Interview:
Accepted:
Not accepted:


Interac

USA
Ame | USA | Interac | Accepted| Sapporo
Onaka Ga Peko Peko | USA | Interac | Accepted| Kansai area
Anya/USA/Interac/Accepted/Higashimatsushima-shi, Miyagi-ken
oneokbunny | USA | interac | Accepted
ZeroX585 | USA | Interac | Accepted
Earth | USA | Interac | Accepted|
gamesoflife| USA| Interac| Accepted|
Daddyatemyfries | USA | Interac | Interview
EMTQueen | USA | ECC & Interac | Interview
Kapparin | USA | Interac | Interview
MrMagpie | US | Interac | Interview


UK
cheezing | UK | Interac | Accepted
Sinderella | UK | Interac | Accepted
disguisedrobot | UK | Interac | Accepted


Ireland
Jd111 | Ireland | Interac |Accepted

South Africa
Waxxy/Euphonik| South Africa| Interac| In progress

Jamaica
Jamgirl | Jamaica | Interac | Accepted

MEXT
Leah | UK | MEXT | Not accepted

AEON
western youth| USA| AEON| Not accepted

Epik
Waxxy/Euphonik| South Africa| Epik | Interview


Random Eikaiwa
Daddyatemyfries | USA | Random | In Progress
Daddyatemyfries | USA | Peppy Kids Club | Interview
Whispechoes | USA | ECC Japan | Accepted | Kansai area
Glandrid | Canada | Small school in Korea | Accepted

Ame
February 5th, 2011, 23:12
Ame | USA | Interac | Accepted (I don't think Interac has a shortlisted option) | Sapporo

Looking forward to heading over in about a month!

Muffles
February 6th, 2011, 02:44
Thanks Ame! Didn't know that about other programms so i'll change it (:

Daddyatemyfries
February 6th, 2011, 11:08
aww thanks Muffles♥
Not jinxing myself anymore soo...


Daddyatemyfries | USA | Interac | Phone Interview |

I'm also applying to some eikaiwa so maybe you can leave that as an option as well?
iono, Random Eikaiwa perhaps?

AVN
February 6th, 2011, 15:52
Ame | USA | Interac | Accepted (I don't think Interac has a shortlisted option) | Sapporo

Looking forward to heading over in about a month!

Congrats and welcome (a little early) to Hokkaido! Sapporo is one of the best big cities in Japan! I am not a big city girl and I love to visit it. I currently live on the east coast of Hokkaido!

Lychee
February 6th, 2011, 16:08
Aw yay :) I didn't realize itil had a non jet section... makes me happy. I'm not done with any of my applications yet but when I am I'll make a post :D

Onaka ga Peko Peko...
February 6th, 2011, 16:16
I...don't like giving out too much personal info.... but...

Kay | USA | Interac | Accepted/hired | Kansai area

Muffles
February 6th, 2011, 17:22
aww thanks Muffles♥
Done and done! That's okay damf :D
Everyone's been added now! Oh yeh and if you're applying to something not up there just let me know and I'll add it. I only put the first ones that came into my head.

Ame
February 6th, 2011, 19:06
Congrats and welcome (a little early) to Hokkaido! Sapporo is one of the best big cities in Japan! I am not a big city girl and I love to visit it. I currently live on the east coast of Hokkaido!

I'm getting more and more excited about Sapporo~

Initially I wasn't so sure because I'd heard rumors about how cold it is and I hate the cold... But I'm living in New York now and was told that the winters are comparable. So yay, Sapporo~!

You're a JET, right? What kind of school(s) do you teach at? I've been told that I'll be teaching at a jr. high. Gotta admit, I'm kinda nervous~

AVN
February 6th, 2011, 20:25
I'm getting more and more excited about Sapporo~

Initially I wasn't so sure because I'd heard rumors about how cold it is and I hate the cold... But I'm living in New York now and was told that the winters are comparable. So yay, Sapporo~!

You're a JET, right? What kind of school(s) do you teach at? I've been told that I'll be teaching at a jr. high. Gotta admit, I'm kinda nervous~

Sapporo's weather is a lot of snow and around 0 temps in the winter. It's a beautiful city with lots of wonderful festivals and a ton of JETs. Oh and you can't forget the restaurants and the beautiful nature of the rest of Hokkaido.
I am a JET I live in a very small town so I teach nursery through high school. Technically I'm not supposed to teach at the high school but we do them a favour.
Jr. High is all about your schools and JTEs, just be professional, hard working, and careful not to step on toes and you should be fine.

Variable Rush
February 7th, 2011, 10:32
I'm considering INTERAC and AEON.

Muffles
February 7th, 2011, 17:46
Sweet, well just write your status for me and i'll add you to the list!

Leah
February 7th, 2011, 22:55
Leah | UK | MEXT | Investigating

Muffles
February 7th, 2011, 22:58
Hey Leah, nice to see you join the list!

Leah
February 7th, 2011, 23:03
Yeah, didn't want to do anything definite till I was certain it was Game Over.

Muffles
February 7th, 2011, 23:24
I honestly think this sub-forum should become more buzzy. JET isn't the only way to get to japan, and once you get here you'll be able to share a lot of things that the regs do in ag. Keep them coming!

cheezing
February 8th, 2011, 00:10
cheezing | UK | Interac | Interview |

Thought I had failed at the phone screening process. Was caught totally unprepared when they phoned me around 2 hours after submitting my online application and in the middle of a work out! Don't think I spoke coherent English at times! Need to step it up for the actual interview!

Muffles
February 8th, 2011, 00:14
Yay gl and welcome to the forums! (:

cheezing
February 8th, 2011, 00:20
Thanks :) Hopefully I'll find this site to be useful and that I can offer any help to others should they wish it.

Interac have offered me a choice of a May or August start if I'm successful. If I choose May then I wouldn't know where I'd be working till after arrival in Japan. I told them I'd consider it. Personally for me I don't mind where I work but the whole not knowing till you're actually there does present a problem. Still undecided...

Shankerbelle
February 8th, 2011, 01:44
Everything that Cheezing just wrote and:

Sinderella | UK | Interac | Interview

Muffles
February 8th, 2011, 03:03
I'm proud of you girl!

AnyaAway
February 8th, 2011, 08:30
Anya/USA/Interac/Accepted/Higashimatsushima-shi, Miyagi-ken

whispechoes
February 8th, 2011, 12:58
I'd rather not give out my real name, but...

Whispechoes | USA | ECC Japan | Accepted | Kansai area

Muffles
February 8th, 2011, 17:00
Sorry to anyone i've confused but it's your username i'm looking for!

ZeroX585
February 9th, 2011, 08:34
JET rejected applicant reporting in:

ZeroX585 | USA | Interac | Waiting for phone interview |

*Edit: That was really fast.... they screened my application the same day I submitted it. I am impressed.

Muffles
February 9th, 2011, 20:06
You're added!

Daddyatemyfries
February 27th, 2011, 15:54
just updating about my situation:
Daddyatemyfries | USA | Peppy Kids Club | Interview

my money....

Muffles
February 27th, 2011, 17:52
money? o.o

uthinkimlost?
February 27th, 2011, 18:00
money? o.o

Flight costs.

ZeroX585
February 28th, 2011, 05:28
*Updating

ZeroX585 | USA | Interac | Interview |

EMTQueen
February 28th, 2011, 05:51
EMTQueen | USA | ECC & Interac | Interview

Muffles
February 28th, 2011, 06:03
congrats you two!

Leah
March 12th, 2011, 10:15
May as well update this since I confirmed it this afternoon:

Leah | UK | MEXT | Waiting for applications

Kapparin
March 15th, 2011, 06:19
Kapparin | USA | Interac | In-Person Interview

Muffles
March 15th, 2011, 06:50
done and done!

AVN
March 31st, 2011, 12:25
Anya/USA/Interac/Accepted/Higashimatsushima-shi, Miyagi-ken

Are you still going?

Shankerbelle
March 31st, 2011, 19:22
Are you still going?

She's already gone ;)

She arrived little over a week ago.

AVN
March 31st, 2011, 20:01
She's already gone ;)

She arrived little over a week ago.

Good to hear :)

oneokbunny
April 1st, 2011, 11:17
oneokbunny | USA | Interac | Interview

Shankerbelle
April 1st, 2011, 18:26
Sinderella | UK | Interac | Accepted


;)

uthinkimlost?
April 1st, 2011, 18:28
Sinderella | UK | Interac | Accepted


;)

W00t

Shankerbelle
April 1st, 2011, 19:00
:D

cheezing
April 1st, 2011, 19:17
Juat need to send back their offer of employment and CoE form but yeh

*Update*

cheezing | UK | Interac | Accepted

Shankerbelle
April 1st, 2011, 19:36
Juat need to send back their offer of employment and CoE form but yeh

*Update*

cheezing | UK | Interac | Accepted

You know, 3 people I have told have flat out laughed at me claiming April fools... ¬_¬

Muffles
April 1st, 2011, 20:43
Well done you guys! :D

Hintalove
April 2nd, 2011, 03:05
Was that accepted for the September start date? I don't really understand their timeline and I've been doddling about getting my app finished.

Shankerbelle
April 2nd, 2011, 07:49
Was that accepted for the September start date? I don't really understand their timeline and I've been doddling about getting my app finished.


For the aug/sept departure. I assume you'll be applying for the April departure aye hintalove?

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Hintalove
April 2nd, 2011, 08:26
To my knowledge the august/september cycle isn't over yet. They sent me an email last week about me having started an application and not finished, and how they are currently taking applications for the summer start date.

I guess I should bang this out over the weekend just to be safe.

Leah
April 10th, 2011, 18:45
Just updatin'...

Leah | UK | MEXT | Applying

Lianwen
April 21st, 2011, 13:44
Just updatin'...

Leah | UK | MEXT | Applying

I am so happy you're doing MEXT <3 Kick butt on that application.

Leah
April 21st, 2011, 15:33
Thanks! In some ways I'm actually glad I didn't get onto JET. I'm a bit sad that I'll probably never do it now (spoke to a nice person at the embassy who pretty much confirmed that they rejected me on the basis that they didn't like my status as a student, despite my best efforts to convince them that it wouldn't be a problem... so it's not worth my while reapplying until I've finished the PhD, by which point I probably won't want to do JET), MEXT is a much better fit for me. Fingers crossed!

Congratulations on getting shortlisted, too! :D

disguisedrobot
April 21st, 2011, 19:39
I LIVE!!

disguisedrobot | UK | Interac | Interview

Leah
April 21st, 2011, 19:51
Welcome back, disguisedrobot! :D

How've you been?

Nak
April 22nd, 2011, 00:12
Mext>Jet, good luck Leah, knock em dead :)

disguisedrobot
April 22nd, 2011, 01:40
Hey Leah! Good luck with MEXT. I've been keeping well. Spent the last year bumming around at work and travelling a little. I didn't apply to JET this year, but applied to Interac instead. Was just interviewed on Tuesday!

Hope things have been 'aight wit'chu!

Leah
April 22nd, 2011, 06:11
Cheers guys! Nakoruru: well done on getting shortlisted! You go girl!

disguisedrobot: Things have been OK, went for JET again this year, didn't get it, was sad for a couple of days and then booted my own ass into doing something productive. It's been quite nice researching Japanese universities. Funny thing is that the option that looks best for me is a university in Beppu, which was my first placement choice for JET, so there you go :D

Well done on your Interac interview - I hope it works out for you!

disguisedrobot
April 22nd, 2011, 06:20
Spanks, I hope so too!

MEXT sounds like the thing you're meant to do! What's the application process like for that? Hopefully it's not too long before you hear back!

Leah
April 22nd, 2011, 06:55
The application process is really straightforward, has to be done offline unfortunately but I don't have to make any medical declarations or anything like that at the application stage. The closing date is early June and they do interviews in late June/early July, not sure when they tell you of a conditional acceptance but since you have to get a university to agree to take you by the end of August it seems like there's a lot less waiting around.

The only thing that worries me is that my Japanese ability isn't wonderful, so while I can (and would) spend the first six months studying Japanese before starting the Master's proper, I'm a bit limited in that I can only look at universities that offer English-language teaching, and there don't seem to be many that do. I've found a few though, and I only need one of them to say yes! Fingers crossed!

Waxxy
April 23rd, 2011, 05:31
Waxxy/Euphonik / Jet- alternate/ Epik 2nd round /Interac applying/

Ertai87
April 23rd, 2011, 13:53
Ertai87 | Canada | Interac | Phone Interview

disguisedrobot
April 24th, 2011, 19:27
Seems painless compared to JET. I have my fingers crossed for you too! I'm sure something will fall into place for you very soon!

jd111
April 30th, 2011, 08:12
Jd111 | Ireland | interac | interview

disguisedrobot
May 6th, 2011, 23:59
disguisedrobot | UK | interac | Accepted

Leah
May 7th, 2011, 00:00
Nice one DR! :D

oneokbunny
May 7th, 2011, 00:45
Update! ^o^

oneokbunny | USA | interac | Accepted

disguisedrobot
May 7th, 2011, 04:33
Thanks Leah! I'll hopefully be seeing you in Japan!

MrMagpie
May 7th, 2011, 05:14
MrMagpie | US | Interac | Interview

Muffles
May 7th, 2011, 05:38
Eep haven't updated in a while, sorry everyone! Anyways updated!

uthinkimlost?
May 7th, 2011, 05:47
Lol muffles lazy

Muffles
May 7th, 2011, 05:49
Muffles is studying -_-

uthinkimlost?
May 7th, 2011, 05:50
Studying the inside of her eyelids.

Muffles
May 7th, 2011, 05:56
well I did fall asleep today during...but that was only cause I went out last night!

EMTQueen
May 9th, 2011, 14:33
EMTQueen | USA | interac | Accepted


!!!!!!

cjlowe5532
May 10th, 2011, 23:24
Cjlowe5532 | USA | interac | Accepted

february1088
May 11th, 2011, 02:03
february1088 | USA | interac | Accepted

=)

disguisedrobot
May 14th, 2011, 06:16
Congrats y'all!

Leah
May 15th, 2011, 00:04
Ahh, I've been out of journalism too long and had forgotten how getting information out of Japanese companies is somewhat akin to trying to hit a bullseye with a knackered gun and a broken trigger finger.

"Hello, first choice Japanese university. My application form requires me to put down a professor's name for the course I want to do. I've looked on your site and there doesn't seem to be a head of department listed, could you tell me what I should write please?"

"Hello, applicant. Our normal mode of operation is to wait until you've passed the embassy screening and then arrange for a letter of acceptance. Contact us after your interview."

"Yes, first choice Japanese university, I know that, I just need a name for the application form..."

All credit to this university though, they're the only one of my three choices to reply to my emails thus far...

Also, congratulations to all the Interac acceptees :D

disguisedrobot
May 15th, 2011, 04:41
Give it a few more days and bug them some more!

western youth
May 15th, 2011, 12:12
western youth | USA | AEON | In progress

earth
May 17th, 2011, 02:01
earth | usa | interac | accepted

uthinkimlost?
May 17th, 2011, 02:09
earth | usa | interac | accepted

Nice.

earth
May 17th, 2011, 08:41
:^_^:

jd111
May 17th, 2011, 13:49
Jd111 | Ireland | Interac | accepted

Jamgirl
May 21st, 2011, 00:12
Jamgirl | Jamaica | Interac | accepted :lol:

Leah
May 23rd, 2011, 21:00
Oh embassy, why you request original degree certificates for MEXT when copies are satisfactory for JET?

My old university recently rebranded and changed its name, so I could send the originals that I have and request replacements but they'll probably all have the new details on them :(

ZeroX585
May 31st, 2011, 03:56
*Updating status*

ZeroX585 | USA | Interac | Accepted

uthinkimlost?
June 1st, 2011, 07:56
Muffles! Get to work!

Muffles
June 2nd, 2011, 03:33
Updated!

MrMagpie
June 8th, 2011, 13:07
MrMagpie | USA | Interac | Accepted

:D

Leah
June 8th, 2011, 22:43
Updating!

Leah | UK | MEXT | Application in

More waiting now, yay. When I posted the application yesterday, the woman at the post office said they'd had "quite a few" packages for the embassy go through that day. I'm hoping those are JET acceptees or something and not competition...

disguisedrobot
June 9th, 2011, 09:15
Fingers and toes crossed for you Leah!

Leah
June 9th, 2011, 09:51
Cheers!

Leah
July 7th, 2011, 20:16
Leah | UK | MEXT | No Interview

Sigh...

uthinkimlost?
July 7th, 2011, 20:35
Leah | UK | MEXT | No Interview

Sigh...


That sucks

disguisedrobot
July 7th, 2011, 22:17
That's sad news, but be patient Leah, I'm sure something else will definitely come up for you!

GamesofLife
July 8th, 2011, 00:15
gamesoflife| USA| Interac| Accepted

Leah
July 8th, 2011, 00:38
I'll probably reapply next year - hopefully having this year's experience will make the application process easier next time (not to mention that I'll undoubtedly have a much clearer idea of where my PhD is going and how to make it relevant to the courses I want to do - I think that's probably where my application was weakest TBH). Having to wait another year though... bah.

EMTQueen
July 8th, 2011, 10:42
Bummer, Leah. Good luck on the next try, though!

western youth
July 9th, 2011, 03:28
western youth| USA| AEON| Not accepted

I got rejected by AEON yesterday after an information session. I don't feel too bad about it because the whole affair was just weird. I'm going to try for Interac again.

Glandrid
July 12th, 2011, 03:33
Glandrid | Canada | Small school in Korea | Accepted.

Now to go through the rigmarole of getting my visa.

Muffles
July 12th, 2011, 04:11
Updated! Congrats to those of you who got what you wanted and sorry to those who didn't :(

mandragora
August 28th, 2011, 12:28
mandragora | USA | Peppy Kids Club | Accepted

mteacher80
August 29th, 2011, 22:20
Good job! peppy is usually a pretty good place to work for. Often get your two days a week off in a row, they pay well for a private eikaiwa and are almost always in "city" centers....even if its a rural placement its in the middle of town almost always near the train station. Good luck!

mandragora
September 1st, 2011, 02:43
That's really encouraging and now I'm even more excited. Thank you!

boxy brown
September 2nd, 2011, 05:06
Boxy Brown | USA | Aeon | Accepted | Kumamoto-shi

Minxie1418
September 3rd, 2011, 01:38
I might as well add my name as well. :)

Minxie | USA | Interac | Accepted | Tokyo as an alternate for now (leaving in 3 weeks omg finally)

Update: Got my placement! Imizu-shi, Toyama!

Ame
September 3rd, 2011, 14:48
Congrats Minxie... Hope you get a placement soon~

Terrafire
September 4th, 2011, 05:47
Hey Minxie, I'm an alternate too, just waiting for my CoE to come through. How long did yours take to process? Just wanted to know roughly when the looong wait will be over!

Minxie1418
September 4th, 2011, 07:00
My CoE got to me on July 29 after being lodged on June 28. It was a few days earlier than Interac estimated that I would get it.

g4b4tr0n
September 14th, 2011, 09:05
hey guys. i've been lurking for a while, but i figure i should post something since i'm just finishing up my application:

g4b4tr0n | USA | Interac | In Progress!

lexa1010
October 30th, 2011, 06:53
Me too!

Illinois Academy / uk / negotitations post interview ... Informal offer? I think. @.@

Peppy kids club / uk / interview

Jibun mirai / uk / interviews

Jet / uk / application in progress

I'm going crazy with all these interviews! but I just want to get to Japan ASAP!

Kapparin
October 31st, 2011, 19:55
Update: Accepted by Interac a couple weeks ago :) Visa stuff already in Japan and getting my CoE in 5-7 weeks now! So..

Kapparin | USA | Interac | Accepted

lexa1010
October 31st, 2011, 20:50
Jealous!! When you going to Japan?

Teishou
November 8th, 2011, 07:28
Meh, I'm applying everywhere.

Teishou | USA | Interac | Interview

And another non-ALT company...

Teishou | USA | Takeda Pharmaceutical | Interview

lexa1010
November 8th, 2011, 08:04
Good luck with your interview! Im waiting for three post interviews!

Teishou
November 8th, 2011, 12:51
lol I hadn't realized that the phone interview wasn't the real one. :<

lexa1010
November 10th, 2011, 13:49
Oh no! That sucks ;_;

Peppy Kids Club, accepted! :)

LameRobot
November 18th, 2011, 22:13
Suppose it's time to add myself as well now that I've officially left lurker status:

LameRobot | USA | Interac | Seminar
LameRobot | USA | Borderlink | Waiting for decision
LameRobot | USA | ALTIA | Interview next month

Aaahhhh... I really hope I can get one of these jobs!

lexa1010
November 18th, 2011, 22:50
You will! Try your best! ^.^

Kapparin
December 3rd, 2011, 12:12
Jealous!! When you going to Japan?

Goodness, sorry I didn't see this earlier! I should be leaving late March or early April, depending upon when my training is.

Congrats to you, I see you made it with PKC!

lexa1010
December 12th, 2011, 23:27
Same! I'm leaving in April ^.^ yay!

joooohn
February 8th, 2012, 11:04
Doesn't seem to have been updated for a while....but

joooohn | uk | Interac | Accepted

Waiting for my CoE to come back in. Looking forward to March like crazy!

DandeLion
February 8th, 2012, 12:47
I...don't like giving out too much personal info.... but...

Kay | USA | Interac | Accepted/hired | Kansai area


Welcome to Interac Kansai Kay! Nice to have you. :)

lexa1010
February 13th, 2012, 22:20
It would be nice to have an updated list on this forum!

Ini
February 13th, 2012, 22:27
if RL has enough willpower to pull that cucumber out her snatch for 5min you might get an update.

lexa1010
February 13th, 2012, 22:31
Graphic!

lexa1010
February 13th, 2012, 22:39
Nah don't worry about it! I was gonna say in my original post that this place is a bit of a ghost town but thought it was a bit negative...

cobbabygirl
April 6th, 2012, 22:36
cobbabygirl | USA | Interac | Waiting for the final decision

Kewne
April 18th, 2012, 10:14
Thread seems quiet, but...

Kewne | UK | Interac | Waiting for the final decision

I applied late - they said I might depart May/June or even be pushed back to August.

Junipe
April 19th, 2012, 00:30
Junipe|USA|Interac|Waiting for final decision

I attended a seminar near the start of April, and they said it'd be 2-3 weeks to hear back, so I'm hoping to get an email in the next week.

disguisedrobot
April 19th, 2012, 00:54
Good luck guys!

akanemukade
April 19th, 2012, 21:12
akanemukade | USA | Interac | Waiting for final decision

I'm either going to hear back this week or next week. I actually had a dream last night that I would hear back from them today lol so we'll see!

Kewne
April 19th, 2012, 21:16
I'm either going to hear back this week or next week. I actually had a dream last night that I would hear back from them today lol so we'll see!

I've been told the same. They originally told me I'd hear back by about a month ago though, so I'm not 100% trusting this.

Lol I've had the dream before. I hope you're right, but it wasn't for me.

akanemukade
April 21st, 2012, 05:27
Well it seems my dream was wrong. :P I'm not surprised really. I guess it has been on my mind so much that it infiltrated my dreams.

Junipe
April 22nd, 2012, 01:35
Well it seems my dream was wrong. :P I'm not surprised really. I guess it has been on my mind so much that it infiltrated my dreams.

I definitely understand the feeling and had something similar happen to me; of course, the fact that I jump every time I get an email, thinking it will be from Interac, doesn't really help matters.

Kewne
April 22nd, 2012, 01:36
I definitely understand the feeling and had something similar happen to me; of course, the fact that I jump every time I get an email, thinking it will be from Interac, doesn't really help matters.

I was doing this for the first month. I'll probably start again as it gets closer to the end of April.

akanemukade
April 26th, 2012, 19:51
akanemukade | USA | Interac | Accepted

I got the job!!! :D

Junipe
April 26th, 2012, 22:12
akanemukade | USA | Interac | Accepted

I got the job!!! :D

Congratulations! Hopefully that means they will (in the very near future) send out notices to the rest of us. When was your seminar/interview with them?

Kewne
April 27th, 2012, 00:33
Once again, congratulations! Let's hope we others hear soon too.

akanemukade
April 27th, 2012, 03:00
My seminar was on March 31st so I had mine pretty early on. They sent me the email at 2 AM my time so I guess it came straight from Japan.

I hope you guys get good news soon! Now I have to get all my visa documents in order...

Kewne
April 27th, 2012, 07:11
Now let's just hope they don't decide to only send out the rest of the notices after Golden week. :lol:

Kewne
April 29th, 2012, 11:37
Anyone else heard yet?

Junipe
April 29th, 2012, 13:38
At an Aeon session today I ran into one of the people who was at my Interac seminar, and she said that around Tues/Wed she got a rejection email from Interac. Other then that, I can't really tell you much. :(

Kewne
April 29th, 2012, 22:57
On the plus side, we don't have to worry about it being like the JET Programme (at least in the UK) where all the acceptances are sent first, then the rejections.

akanemukade
April 30th, 2012, 11:30
I'm sorry to hear she got rejected. I hope Aeon works out for her.

I'm thinking that the rest of you might not have heard yet because of Golden Week. I'm waiting on a reply email from Interac about a question I had, but I think it'll be a while til I get a response. :/

cobbabygirl
May 1st, 2012, 04:47
cobbabygirl | USA | Interac | Accepted

oribaa
May 1st, 2012, 20:35
oribaa | UK | Interac | Accepted

akanemukade
May 1st, 2012, 21:23
Congrats you two! I hope to see you both at orientation :)

oribaa
May 1st, 2012, 21:26
Thanks! You too xD

disguisedrobot
May 1st, 2012, 21:33
Wooo! Congratulations guys!

Kewne
May 1st, 2012, 21:36
Congratulations to both of you! Still waiting to hear myself.

Junipe
May 2nd, 2012, 23:03
Congratulations, you two!

leiferikson
May 3rd, 2012, 08:04
leiferikson | Canada | Interac | Interview

oribaa
May 3rd, 2012, 08:19
Thanks everyone! Good luck to anyone still waiting :)

tairygreen
May 7th, 2012, 04:21
tairygreen | USA | Interac | Accepted

Kewne
May 8th, 2012, 12:36
Kewne | UK | Interac | Declined

Kewne | UK | JBA-Nova | Accepted, but not sure if I actually want to accept

neggo
May 9th, 2012, 17:25
Hi guys,

Been lurking here for the past week and finally got my account activated today. So far, all the information on this forum has been helping as I applied for Interac late last month and just finished my phone screening yesterday. To my delight, I have been invited to a seminar!

I was also able to land an interview with Peppy Kids Club on the 23rd. I hope the cards fall into my favour. If all goes well, I can be in Japan by August!

neggo | Canada | Interac | Interview/Seminar

neggo | Canada | Peppy Kids Club | Interview

neggo
May 9th, 2012, 17:25
*duplicate!

Lianwen
May 9th, 2012, 20:42
Hi guys,

Been lurking here for the past week and finally got my account activated today. So far, all the information on this forum has been helping as I applied for Interac late last month and just finished my phone screening yesterday. To my delight, I have been invited to a seminar next week, though the seminar will take place in Seattle. I preliminarily thought they were going to have a Vancouver one but perhaps it had already passed or maybe there were a lack of people? I am glad either way...Seattle is only a short ways away from Vancouver, after all.

I was also able to land an interview with Peppy Kids Club on the 23rd. I hope the cards fall into my favour. If all goes well, I can be in Japan by August!

neggo | Canada | Interac | Interview/Seminar

neggo | Canada | Peppy Kids Club | Interview

Congrats on your Interac interview! Warning though: I know a few PKC ALTs and they seem incredibly overworked to me.

neggo
May 10th, 2012, 06:59
Thanks!

Yes, I have heard stories of PKCs. Some are stuck with teaching limited classes with more commute times than actual lesson times, while some are overworked. Interac would be my first choice, however, as I hear they are more flexible when it comes to work, location, etc...anyone else here trying to go for the Aug/Sept 2012 placement?

akanemukade
May 10th, 2012, 21:35
If you go back a few pages, me and a couple other applicants have been accepted already for the Aug/Sept intake. We all had earlier seminars.

Junipe
May 14th, 2012, 14:16
Junipe | USA | Interac | Accepted

I got my notice on Wednesday evening, just now getting around to updating this. I'll see everyone in August!

Kewne
May 14th, 2012, 14:19
Forgot I hadn't updated this;

Kewne | UK | Heart | Accepted

oribaa
May 14th, 2012, 20:30
Where have people asked to be placed?
And does anyone know the likelihood of getting somewhere you asked for?

akanemukade
May 14th, 2012, 22:07
I don't know my placement yet, but I've heard Interac is better than JET when it comes to meeting placement requests. It's not always the case though.

I asked for Hokkaido, so I'll let you know if I get there :)

oribaa
May 14th, 2012, 22:31
Yeah I'd heard the same re. JET vs Interac :)

Hokkaido was also one of the places I asked for - specifically Sapporo. But also Nagoya and (why not ;) ) Tokyo :)

neggo
May 15th, 2012, 06:01
My Interac seminar is coming up in Seattle on Saturday. I feel kind of weird because I'm actually more excited than nervous.

I hope I do really well!

anonymoose
May 19th, 2012, 09:58
Good luck neggo!

I just got my offer of employment e-mail recently. Hope to see you at orientation!

neggo
May 22nd, 2012, 16:31
Congrats, anonymoose!

That was a fun seminar. My presentation went according to plan and my recruiter liked my answers to my interview questions! Keeping my fingers crossed and hope I hear positive things from them soon. My recruiter was super cool.

How long did you have to wait after the seminar until you received your offer of employment? Also, do you know your placement yet or not until later? Where did you request, if you don't mind me asking?

Hope I do see you at orientation!!

anonymoose
May 23rd, 2012, 14:35
Everything about your seminar has the sound of success. I received the offer of employment after about a month, but golden week happened during that time so you might hear back in closer to the quoted 3 weeks.

No placement yet, I expect we'll hear about that closer to mid-July earliest. But who knows, it might be sooner, I'd just rather be pessimistic about something like that.

neggo
May 24th, 2012, 04:54
^ I hope you are right!

If Interac does not call me, I still have a chance for PKC, hopefully. I just finished the phone interview with them today and got invited for an in-person interview...they also said my requested placement will most probably be available.

I guess I shall see...but Interac is where I hope to be!