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naginataonthebrain
September 19th, 2017, 20:45
Hey y'all. It's been a minute since I last posted in here but hopefully y'all can give me some advice.

After three years of living in my little sweaty part of Kyushu, I've decided that I will leave the JET program next summer. My next step in life is to enter graduate school. But my main concern is whether or not I should apply for Fall 2018 or wait until Spring 2019. I'm worried that if I apply for Fall 2018 and get in, that will give me a little less than a month from leaving JET to student orientation. The grad school I will hopefully attend is across the country and doesn't have campus housing so I would need to find an apartment beforehand. I wonder if I will have my shit together to get everything done in time. Do I want to rush this transition? Or should I just chill in the fall and give myself more time? The major downside to this would be that I would have to go back to living in my parent's house and probably work part-time in the family business (which I did before JET and really did not enjoy). Thanks in advance.

mothy
September 19th, 2017, 23:31
you're getting older and have already wasted years of your life on JET. Unless you have a clear plan on how you're going to use your time to improve yourself either in terms of employability or as a human, you should opt for as little downtime as possible.

Gizmotech
September 20th, 2017, 02:24
While the tone of mothy's message was a bit rough, I absolutely agree with him. One month is actually quite a bit of time, and should be more than sufficient. You are also fogetting that the first 2-3 weeks of grad school is a lot of "learn the school" rather than topic based. Just get on with it asap.

mrcharisma
September 28th, 2017, 09:28
Hey y'all. It's been a minute since I last posted in here but hopefully y'all can give me some advice.

After three years of living in my little sweaty part of Kyushu, I've decided that I will leave the JET program next summer. My next step in life is to enter graduate school. But my main concern is whether or not I should apply for Fall 2018 or wait until Spring 2019. I'm worried that if I apply for Fall 2018 and get in, that will give me a little less than a month from leaving JET to student orientation. The grad school I will hopefully attend is across the country and doesn't have campus housing so I would need to find an apartment beforehand. I wonder if I will have my shit together to get everything done in time. Do I want to rush this transition? Or should I just chill in the fall and give myself more time? The major downside to this would be that I would have to go back to living in my parent's house and probably work part-time in the family business (which I did before JET and really did not enjoy). Thanks in advance.

Did it in 2 weeks but that was the UK.

Thirding the other opinions, once you leave JET it really hits home what a waste of time career-wise it was. You'll want to catch up asap.