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Going through the way-too-long misery of the JET Program application process? Read what previous applicants and JETs have said! You can read old SOPs here, pore through a treasure trove of advice and tips, and see what has worked (and what hasn't) in the past.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Interview Questions/Advice

    Started by Nak, January 10th, 2011 07:34
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 372
    • Views: 59,293
    March 2nd, 2012, 19:28 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, September 3rd, 2010 10:36
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 260
    • Views: 42,693
    November 5th, 2012, 09:52 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Does anyone like JET??

    Started by sandbear, April 23rd, 2013 12:10
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 93
    • Views: 28,990
    August 7th, 2013, 13:04 Go to last post
  1. danielplainview's crystal ball of win

    Started by Mr. Plainview, February 18th, 2009 11:07
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 18
    • Replies: 348
    • Views: 23,218
    May 14th, 2009, 12:11 Go to last post
  2. 2008 JET Placements

    Started by Trivial, May 9th, 2008 11:29
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 23,108
    February 4th, 2009, 20:13 Go to last post
  3. Brining Pets??

    Started by malus, November 27th, 2007 13:59
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 332
    • Views: 22,276
    April 8th, 2010, 10:13 Go to last post
  4. Predecessor Prices

    Started by SarahJ27, June 26th, 2008 00:52
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 16
    • Replies: 309
    • Views: 22,248
    June 12th, 2009, 15:01 Go to last post
  5. Alternate Support Group

    Started by tedcase, April 12th, 2007 10:01
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 361
    • Views: 22,088
    July 3rd, 2007, 11:10 Go to last post
  6. Preparing to Live in Japan

    Started by Trivial, December 4th, 2009 10:29
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 225
    • Views: 21,908
    January 29th, 2010, 19:10 Go to last post
  7. FUKUI-KEN [all the info i've gathered]

    Started by tanuki, May 23rd, 2008 11:57
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 268
    • Views: 21,142
    October 3rd, 2011, 13:11 Go to last post
  8. What are the chances of making it into JET from the Interview?

    Started by Laxmaan70, February 3rd, 2010 04:43
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 213
    • Views: 20,865
    February 27th, 2012, 21:26 Go to last post
  9. How to prepare for Japan?

    Started by jwkelley, April 18th, 2011 01:18
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 295
    • Views: 20,620
    July 31st, 2011, 15:50 Go to last post
  10. Hyogo-ken JETs 2009

    Started by JackAttack, May 26th, 2009 17:17
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 20,601
    January 31st, 2010, 16:10 Go to last post
  11. Notification of Acceptance

    Started by bananashley, March 22nd, 2008 04:06
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 242
    • Views: 20,583
    April 9th, 2008, 06:43 Go to last post
  12. Official 2011 Applicants List

    Started by Skitten, September 6th, 2010 10:11
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 20,527
    August 9th, 2011, 16:42 Go to last post
  13. Unofficial 2010 JET Applicant Thread

    Started by SoloTD, April 15th, 2009 06:16
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 20,518
    June 1st, 2009, 09:18 Go to last post
  14. Non-JET options [yes, the rejects thread]

    Started by Blank, April 13th, 2008 05:12
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 174
    • Views: 20,515
    June 27th, 2009, 00:42 Go to last post
  15. Questions Specifically regarding Application

    Started by ScienceDivison, October 7th, 2009 04:30
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 326
    • Views: 20,166
    November 23rd, 2009, 21:47 Go to last post
  16. Tokyo Orientation

    Started by Virus FM, July 16th, 2009 00:40
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 270
    • Views: 20,144
    March 25th, 2010, 12:10 Go to last post
  17. Aspiring Australian JETs 2014

    Started by SticksPrime, January 16th, 2014 15:05
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 20,015
    May 31st, 2014, 15:08 Go to last post
  18. Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Started by jmejia019, February 22nd, 2014 05:03
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 19,303
    March 21st, 2014, 20:16 Go to last post
  19. The Official Placement Thread

    Started by Dynamis, May 16th, 2007 10:20
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 19,182
    May 29th, 2008, 01:27 Go to last post
  20. The results thread! [Wild elations; suicide notes]

    Started by ohheythere, April 6th, 2010 15:02
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 268
    • Views: 19,163
    April 21st, 2010, 22:32 Go to last post
  21. Applying for 2013

    Started by gibdaddyo, July 14th, 2012 12:23
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 193
    • Views: 19,110
    December 5th, 2012, 07:16 Go to last post
  22. Buying/Selling Predecessor Stuff 2009

    Started by Petesmp, May 13th, 2009 01:58
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 276
    • Views: 19,071
    May 29th, 2010, 09:07 Go to last post
  23. Hiroshima JETs 2008-9

    Started by Narnia, May 21st, 2008 09:40
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 326
    • Views: 18,850
    May 26th, 2009, 12:08 Go to last post
  24. Stuff you haven't thought of but should bring anyway

    Started by aeon, May 6th, 2009 06:22
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 16
    • Replies: 315
    • Views: 18,748
    May 27th, 2009, 16:36 Go to last post
  25. Chicago Consulate

    Started by puma, January 10th, 2008 15:56
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 372
    • Views: 18,746
    July 26th, 2008, 22:18 Go to last post
  26. Incoming Nara JETs

    Started by nothing123, May 15th, 2008 14:02
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 331
    • Views: 18,573
    May 18th, 2010, 21:46 Go to last post
  27. Hokkaido JETs

    Started by JHat, April 8th, 2009 18:21
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 266
    • Views: 18,573
    July 12th, 2009, 14:41 Go to last post
  28. 2010 hopefuls, introduce yourselves!

    Started by thewingedwitch, August 8th, 2009 06:33
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 253
    • Views: 18,499
    November 25th, 2009, 13:40 Go to last post
  29. Hiroshima-ken placement

    Started by heatherG, May 22nd, 2007 04:07
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 283
    • Views: 18,431
    November 4th, 2009, 10:36 Go to last post
  30. Get your driver's license, yo.

    Started by word, April 25th, 2011 16:16
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 244
    • Views: 18,388
    July 28th, 2011, 08:38 Go to last post
  31. T minus one week until We start finding out!

    Started by Randomgirl, May 10th, 2014 03:57
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 18,165
    May 17th, 2014, 12:02 Go to last post
  32. Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    Started by Corvus, April 11th, 2014 01:44
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 17,974
    April 23rd, 2014, 08:57 Go to last post
  33. How about a chat room [IRC]

    Started by miks, February 21st, 2010 01:26
    20 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 20
    • Replies: 387
    • Views: 17,946
    May 22nd, 2010, 01:59 Go to last post
  34. Kiwi results are out!!!

    Started by kiwikid, April 3rd, 2009 11:15
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 329
    • Views: 17,941
    August 24th, 2009, 21:32 Go to last post
  35. US Results need to come sooner!

    Started by ebonysamurai, April 2nd, 2009 10:45
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 18
    • Replies: 343
    • Views: 17,747
    April 8th, 2009, 12:30 Go to last post
  36. The "What Were Your Placement Preferences?" Thread

    Started by EMTQueen, January 4th, 2011 17:02
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 222
    • Views: 17,727
    April 21st, 2011, 02:42 Go to last post
  37. 2011 hopefuls! And good luck to 2010 JETs!

    Started by xLilyx, July 22nd, 2010 01:40
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 241
    • Views: 17,570
    October 30th, 2010, 21:12 Go to last post
  38. Shiga: Little Prefecture with a Big Lake

    Started by mteacher80, May 28th, 2009 09:50
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 225
    • Views: 17,285
    May 23rd, 2012, 10:05 Go to last post
  39. UK app is out boys and girls!

    Started by JET-setter, October 29th, 2011 05:19
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 214
    • Views: 17,257
    June 20th, 2012, 22:54 Go to last post
  40. Your Interview - How Did It Go '12

    Started by Merkypie, February 18th, 2012 13:47
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 17,085
    April 18th, 2012, 16:35 Go to last post
  41. Update on Placement information.

    Started by MCAS, May 28th, 2011 07:08
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 16,492
    July 10th, 2011, 05:45 Go to last post
  42. Poll: Your living situation

    Started by frostkaiser, June 4th, 2008 08:58
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 236
    • Views: 16,269
    August 23rd, 2008, 21:02 Go to last post
  43. Anyone else feel they had an unfair interview?

    Started by kiwib, April 8th, 2009 11:28
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 220
    • Views: 16,084
    April 24th, 2009, 15:08 Go to last post
  44. Forms, Flight, Etc!

    Started by elleohelle, April 8th, 2009 13:21
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 227
    • Views: 16,024
    May 24th, 2009, 11:57 Go to last post
  45. Australian applicants.

    Started by Sciby, March 26th, 2007 16:30
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 372
    • Views: 16,006
    February 9th, 2008, 09:35 Go to last post
  46. Your Interview - How did it go?

    Started by Froren, February 15th, 2011 05:58
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 182
    • Views: 16,006
    March 16th, 2011, 20:12 Go to last post
  47. Release of placement information has been delayed

    Started by keekers, June 7th, 2011 13:32
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 150
    • Views: 15,912
    June 15th, 2011, 05:39 Go to last post
  48. Is JET actually that much better than other opportunities?

    Started by imightbetheone, November 20th, 2013 11:04
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 15,895
    March 10th, 2014, 15:29 Go to last post
  49. Sage Advice to the Noobs

    Started by patjs, April 12th, 2010 22:40
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 183
    • Views: 15,698
    August 2nd, 2010, 16:35 Go to last post
  50. New YooOooork NEEWWWWW YoooOooork!

    Started by ohheythere, April 8th, 2009 04:29
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 290
    • Views: 15,637
    July 27th, 2009, 15:49 Go to last post

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