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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
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    • Replies: 372
    • Views: 58,071
    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: 41,698
    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: 27,958
    August 7th, 2013, 13:04 Go to last post
  1. Group A

    Started by Strange_quark, April 21st, 2011 07:07
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 176
    • Views: 11,069
    July 18th, 2011, 12:46 Go to last post
  2. Understanding your income...

    Started by Gizmotech, April 24th, 2012 15:58
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 11,018
    April 16th, 2013, 12:23 Go to last post
  3. Nagasaki-ken!

    Started by KateW, May 27th, 2008 12:41
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 10,955
    August 9th, 2008, 06:20 Go to last post
  4. JET Selection Criteria is completely random

    Started by mindarchitect, March 17th, 2006 14:35
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 148
    • Views: 10,828
    June 27th, 2006, 13:06 Go to last post
  5. T Minus one week until we start finding out

    Started by Randomgirl, March 27th, 2014 08:25
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 10,787
    April 3rd, 2014, 06:37 Go to last post
  6. Let's hypothesize about Nashville! [and Boston?]

    Started by esuta, April 9th, 2009 01:25
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 256
    • Views: 10,761
    April 15th, 2009, 00:23 Go to last post
  7. Dreams

    Started by vdog, March 4th, 2009 02:26
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 163
    • Views: 10,740
    May 1st, 2009, 01:05 Go to last post
  8. Scary Math on Acceptance Rates

    Started by seanpadraic, November 24th, 2010 14:41
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 10,715
    December 13th, 2010, 21:00 Go to last post
  9. Which prefecture should I choose?

    Started by LaurenRox, September 27th, 2007 11:52
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 162
    • Views: 10,708
    December 3rd, 2007, 14:39 Go to last post
  10. 30 days

    Started by frankdux, March 17th, 2007 14:37
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 274
    • Views: 10,641
    April 3rd, 2007, 06:42 Go to last post
  11. Gaijin Freak-Out

    Started by AKQJ10Please, April 16th, 2008 10:28
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 120
    • Views: 10,555
    May 20th, 2008, 09:53 Go to last post
  12. Chicago People

    Started by Freyanator, April 8th, 2009 06:03
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 157
    • Views: 10,534
    July 10th, 2009, 23:37 Go to last post
  13. Alternate Haiku contest

    Started by Beat, April 11th, 2009 16:40
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 187
    • Views: 10,508
    April 24th, 2009, 16:38 Go to last post
  14. 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: 10,457
    January 14th, 2009, 22:51 Go to last post
  15. female interview dress

    Started by WesleyCrusher, January 30th, 2008 04:46
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 171
    • Views: 10,434
    February 25th, 2008, 21:13 Go to last post
  16. Feedback requested for applying forum

    Started by Beer Baron, April 10th, 2010 04:08
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 117
    • Views: 10,358
    April 19th, 2010, 00:05 Go to last post
  17. Poll: U.S. Interview Candidate List is UP

    Started by aidee, January 28th, 2009 09:35
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 195
    • Views: 10,357
    January 30th, 2009, 11:34 Go to last post
  18. Seriously, WTF [pred problems]

    Started by samesong, June 26th, 2007 14:05
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 10,266
    July 2nd, 2007, 23:24 Go to last post
  19. Shipping stuff to your destination...

    Started by derStarke, April 8th, 2008 05:23
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 178
    • Views: 10,255
    May 12th, 2009, 04:31 Go to last post
  20. 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: 10,149
    May 27th, 2009, 13:14 Go to last post
  21. Alternates Anonymous

    Started by Fallacy, April 10th, 2010 07:48
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 136
    • Views: 10,085
    May 10th, 2010, 15:10 Go to last post
  22. Well U.S. Folks...

    Started by JBgroovy, January 19th, 2010 07:59
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
    • Views: 9,927
    January 28th, 2010, 08:55 Go to last post
  23. Official 2013 Applicants List

    Started by RomulusLupin, September 29th, 2011 08:42
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 9,886
    September 29th, 2011, 10:05 Go to last post
  24. So what are you going to do if you get on the alt list?

    Started by Pyrography, March 31st, 2010 02:59
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 9,858
    April 6th, 2010, 09:32 Go to last post
  25. People cutting out early

    Started by Gusuke, April 13th, 2009 12:11
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,840
    April 15th, 2009, 13:45 Go to last post
  26. Show me the WORST!

    Started by SullBhit, April 20th, 2008 18:16
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 143
    • Views: 9,774
    May 17th, 2008, 10:05 Go to last post
  27. 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: 9,751
    May 21st, 2010, 17:35 Go to last post
  28. Waiting for interview results

    Started by vdog, February 21st, 2009 17:24
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 9,719
    February 25th, 2009, 11:02 Go to last post
  29. When is your interview?

    Started by FiercestCalm, January 29th, 2009 15:21
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 228
    • Views: 9,702
    February 22nd, 2009, 07:50 Go to last post
  30. Dombay's Tips for the Noobs

    Started by dombay, May 16th, 2007 10:52
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 9,686
    August 7th, 2007, 09:59 Go to last post
  31. To break the quiet: How is your app going?

    Started by Cytrix, October 17th, 2010 15:10
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 202
    • Views: 9,670
    November 22nd, 2010, 06:59 Go to last post
  32. ATTENTION: Get your driver's license NOW!

    Started by Trivial, April 24th, 2009 09:12
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 164
    • Views: 9,663
    June 14th, 2009, 14:14 Go to last post
  33. Luggage

    Started by Miss_igirisu, May 13th, 2009 20:57
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 9,633
    August 5th, 2009, 08:59 Go to last post
  34. 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: 9,526
    April 16th, 2009, 05:52 Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. Gunma! 2009

    Started by momotaro21, May 28th, 2009 10:29
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 9,397
    October 27th, 2009, 07:00 Go to last post
  37. JET Interview Horror Story! - Detroit '06

    Started by Codewolf, February 15th, 2006 05:41
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 9,341
    February 4th, 2010, 10:54 Go to last post
  38. An actual gay question

    Started by alphie, April 28th, 2008 01:39
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 9,329
    July 4th, 2008, 15:15 Go to last post
  39. 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
  40. Your Pre-Departure To Do List

    Started by FiercestCalm, June 30th, 2009 02:31
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 9,308
    July 17th, 2009, 00:54 Go to last post
  41. Placement choice; Meticulous research or lucky dip?

    Started by Bluebin, May 21st, 2009 03:34
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 207
    • Views: 9,306
    May 27th, 2009, 22:31 Go to last post
  42. What does your Express mail tracking say?

    Started by ScienceDivison, November 20th, 2009 05:14
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 9,228
    December 3rd, 2009, 23:59 Go to last post
  43. Poll: US Interviews: Did you get one?

    Started by Sloshed, January 29th, 2008 08:08
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 167
    • Views: 9,223
    February 6th, 2008, 23:24 Go to last post
  44. Portland!

    Started by monogatari, April 4th, 2007 06:47
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 189
    • Views: 9,124
    June 26th, 2007, 08:56 Go to last post
  45. 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
  46. Welcome to Akita-ken

    Started by delca, May 23rd, 2008 11:55
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 9,046
    July 1st, 2009, 16:16 Go to last post
  47. Top 3 Things You Want to Do

    Started by ChasingTheSun, October 11th, 2012 21:50
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 119
    • Views: 8,976
    December 21st, 2012, 02:12 Go to last post
  48. bias against ugly/fat applicants

    Started by WesleyCrusher, October 10th, 2007 02:54
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 164
    • Views: 8,928
    November 1st, 2007, 13:05 Go to last post
  49. Best location in JET

    Started by par92186, March 12th, 2014 15:29
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 8,920
    March 19th, 2014, 09:21 Go to last post
  50. 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: 8,904
    February 5th, 2007, 13:37 Go to last post

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