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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: 58,047
    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: 41,676
    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: 27,928
    August 7th, 2013, 13:04 Go to last post
  1. 2008 Placement Discussion

    Started by Lupetill, May 20th, 2008 17:16
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 12,935
    June 19th, 2008, 15:15 Go to last post
  2. Non-drinker wondering how to survive

    Started by Jesse, April 5th, 2008 02:17
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 144
    • Views: 6,576
    April 14th, 2008, 17:09 Go to last post
  3. Poll: Current JETs: How close are you to your preferred placement?

    Started by Ladama, April 11th, 2009 14:34
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 144
    • Views: 10,146
    May 27th, 2009, 13:14 Go to last post
  4. Get your fracking drivers' license, yo

    Started by word, January 29th, 2012 16:00
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 144
    • Views: 11,626
    May 5th, 2012, 20:13 Go to last post
  5. Show me the WORST!

    Started by SullBhit, April 20th, 2008 18:16
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 143
    • Views: 9,772
    May 17th, 2008, 10:05 Go to last post
  6. Poll: Did you get an interview?

    Started by BringBackChef, January 12th, 2007 15:08
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 8,902
    February 5th, 2007, 13:37 Go to last post
  7. Do any upgraded alternates know where they're going?

    Started by Timoshi, May 23rd, 2007 12:04
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 7,017
    July 13th, 2007, 17:36 Go to last post
  8. Group B People

    Started by Baikinman, April 25th, 2008 01:07
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,319
    June 13th, 2008, 04:20 Go to last post
  9. People cutting out early

    Started by Gusuke, April 13th, 2009 12:11
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,838
    April 15th, 2009, 13:45 Go to last post
  10. Luggage

    Started by Miss_igirisu, May 13th, 2009 20:57
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,631
    August 5th, 2009, 08:59 Go to last post
  11. Poll: Orientation-o-rama recount

    Started by Trivial, June 25th, 2009 17:47
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,409
    August 9th, 2009, 12:30 Go to last post
  12. Anyone else newly single?

    Started by revenantkioku, April 4th, 2007 08:34
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 8,639
    October 9th, 2008, 12:21 Go to last post
  13. 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: 16,690
    April 18th, 2012, 16:35 Go to last post
  14. The predecessor problem

    Started by Astrix, May 9th, 2006 01:00
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 139
    • Views: 9,083
    July 5th, 2006, 04:44 Go to last post
  15. Form 8802

    Started by zeldagal, April 8th, 2007 00:59
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 139
    • Views: 13,734
    June 7th, 2008, 07:21 Go to last post
  16. I got my placement!!! [miyagi-ken desu]

    Started by mista miyagi, May 17th, 2006 06:24
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 138
    • Views: 6,958
    August 5th, 2006, 15:47 Go to last post
  17. Medical Form

    Started by Alex_X, April 6th, 2006 21:35
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 6,950
    April 26th, 2006, 21:40 Go to last post
  18. Idea of how many people have applied

    Started by BarcelonaDude, December 4th, 2006 11:38
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 6,849
    January 25th, 2007, 23:43 Go to last post
  19. Update on Placement information.

    Started by MCAS, May 28th, 2011 07:08
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 16,230
    July 10th, 2011, 05:45 Go to last post
  20. Poll: Personality type of incoming JETs?

    Started by dog8food, April 10th, 2008 03:17
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 136
    • Views: 10,447
    January 14th, 2009, 22:51 Go to last post
  21. JETs that didn't speak Japanese when they went...

    Started by cLam, April 11th, 2008 00:40
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 136
    • Views: 8,108
    April 25th, 2008, 22:11 Go to last post
  22. Alternates Anonymous

    Started by Fallacy, April 10th, 2010 07:48
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 136
    • Views: 10,085
    May 10th, 2010, 15:10 Go to last post
  23. Hiroshima prefecture

    Started by morgs, May 18th, 2006 22:30
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 7,701
    August 21st, 2006, 00:39 Go to last post
  24. UK Placements

    Started by alphie, May 22nd, 2008 19:30
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 6,955
    June 16th, 2008, 19:49 Go to last post
  25. pred trying to sell stuff

    Started by Tyr, July 11th, 2011 23:43
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 14,514
    July 3rd, 2012, 09:27 Go to last post
  26. Aspiring Australian JETs 2014

    Started by SticksPrime, January 16th, 2014 15:05
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 18,907
    May 31st, 2014, 15:08 Go to last post
  27. Top placement stats

    Started by kotatsu-sama, March 15th, 2007 03:46
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 5,755
    March 19th, 2007, 18:05 Go to last post
  28. What was your placement request?

    Started by UPGRAYEDD, April 4th, 2008 14:16
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 8,081
    May 30th, 2008, 01:55 Go to last post
  29. R ya freaking yet?

    Started by newdawn, July 3rd, 2008 22:43
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 7,904
    July 25th, 2008, 00:01 Go to last post
  30. Poll: Which group are you going in...?

    Started by shadowrook, April 10th, 2006 08:30
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 8,123
    May 30th, 2006, 11:22 Go to last post
  31. Poll: 2007 Interviewees, placement preferences + placement gossip

    Started by BringBackChef, January 26th, 2007 08:58
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 8,021
    February 26th, 2007, 06:52 Go to last post
  32. THEY'RE COMING!

    Started by toadhjo, April 8th, 2009 04:49
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 131
    • Views: 8,896
    April 8th, 2009, 07:48 Go to last post
  33. Okayama bound

    Started by krayziesensei, May 17th, 2007 03:12
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 7,412
    July 4th, 2007, 09:09 Go to last post
  34. Cert of Health

    Started by jonesinjapan, April 5th, 2008 00:58
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 6,889
    May 8th, 2008, 03:19 Go to last post
  35. Where did everyone request?

    Started by vdog, November 25th, 2008 12:50
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 7,077
    December 14th, 2008, 20:13 Go to last post
  36. Shortlisted ppl - How did you do it?

    Started by viktorvaughn, April 10th, 2009 16:02
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 9,517
    April 16th, 2009, 05:52 Go to last post
  37. We are starting to find out who our successors are

    Started by keekers, May 11th, 2010 10:49
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 128
    • Views: 9,749
    May 21st, 2010, 17:35 Go to last post
  38. I heard a rumor about placement...

    Started by elleohelle, April 16th, 2009 08:16
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 128
    • Views: 8,764
    April 19th, 2009, 16:39 Go to last post
  39. confirmation of application

    Started by aweitzman, November 23rd, 2009 00:47
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 128
    • Views: 12,692
    January 21st, 2010, 05:53 Go to last post
  40. what are you running away from?

    Started by frankdux, January 20th, 2007 16:42
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 127
    • Views: 5,660
    February 13th, 2007, 20:24 Go to last post
  41. Have you submitted your application yet?

    Started by keekers, November 4th, 2006 18:37
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 7,364
    December 8th, 2006, 22:02 Go to last post
  42. Ways to fail your interview [the musical]

    Started by maidenindigo, January 17th, 2009 01:25
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 7,005
    February 25th, 2009, 09:06 Go to last post
  43. What have you been doing while waiting to hear if you got in?

    Started by NumberNone, March 28th, 2009 17:54
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 6,227
    April 5th, 2009, 08:42 Go to last post
  44. Who Wants My Placement?

    Started by southpaw, February 24th, 2010 11:24
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 7,963
    March 4th, 2010, 10:12 Go to last post
  45. How will you react if you get accepted?

    Started by kotatsu-sama, April 2nd, 2007 00:15
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 6,570
    March 12th, 2009, 19:27 Go to last post
  46. Has it kicked in yet?

    Started by jonesinjapan, April 14th, 2008 23:20
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 6,079
    May 1st, 2008, 10:40 Go to last post
  47. Gunma! 2009

    Started by momotaro21, May 28th, 2009 10:29
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 9,394
    October 27th, 2009, 07:00 Go to last post
  48. Kyoto-fu 京都府

    Started by ben260, May 28th, 2009 14:59
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 15,034
    May 24th, 2011, 10:57 Go to last post
  49. If you get in, will you accept?

    Started by Tealeaf, March 23rd, 2007 07:53
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 121
    • Views: 4,172
    March 30th, 2007, 19:07 Go to last post
  50. If we do n00b JET karaoke together in Tokyo, what songs will you sing?

    Started by toadhjo, April 5th, 2009 06:55
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 121
    • Views: 6,026
    April 7th, 2009, 05:42 Go to last post

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