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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: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, September 3rd, 2010 10:36
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 260
    • Views: 43,552
    November 5th, 2012, 09:52 Go to last post
  2. 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: 30,024
    August 7th, 2013, 13:04 Go to last post
  3. 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: 60,395
    March 2nd, 2012, 19:28 Go to last post
  1. # of schools JET's teach at

    Started by casual, April 15th, 2008 20:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,322
    April 18th, 2008, 13:19 Go to last post
  2. Poll: "ALT." Say it with me now!

    Started by LaurenRox, March 13th, 2007 10:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,053
    March 14th, 2007, 01:11 Go to last post
  3. "Everything is fair game: race, religion, gender, sexual orientation."

    Started by curtaineater, September 16th, 2008 17:13
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,805
    January 17th, 2009, 01:55 Go to last post
  4. "I got my package and have questions" thread

    Started by samesong, June 7th, 2007 15:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,894
    June 8th, 2007, 13:23 Go to last post
  5. "I read somewhere that JET prefers [does not prefer]...."

    Started by Petesmp, December 18th, 2008 08:40
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,700
    December 22nd, 2008, 09:18 Go to last post
  6. Poll: "Japanese for JETs"

    Started by dombay, June 14th, 2006 22:18
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,406
    June 27th, 2006, 23:34 Go to last post
  7. "Kyoto" vs "Kyoto City"; "Fukuoka" vs. "Fukuoka City"?

    Started by rosie, November 5th, 2009 12:52
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 3,394
    November 13th, 2009, 10:42 Go to last post
  8. "Living quarters" - Situation and pricing, etc.

    Started by doyle, April 12th, 2006 15:34
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,116
    April 13th, 2006, 11:26 Go to last post
  9. "Minority" Applicants

    Started by dog8food, March 7th, 2008 04:42
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 6,913
    January 6th, 2009, 13:11 Go to last post
  10. "Please show us a short demo lesson"

    Started by Delekii, January 26th, 2008 20:06
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,685
    January 28th, 2008, 00:16 Go to last post
  11. "So how'd your interview go?" 2009

    Started by Rachel1404, January 16th, 2009 06:11
    38 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 38
    • Replies: 753
    • Views: 51,880
    January 31st, 2010, 13:36 Go to last post
  12. "So, how'd your interview go?" 2008

    Started by caffeinedreamer, January 24th, 2008 06:04
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 261
    • Views: 27,963
    March 29th, 2009, 00:55 Go to last post
  13. "So, why Japan?"

    Started by LostInTranslation, January 30th, 2009 13:30
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 6,203
    January 19th, 2010, 16:40 Go to last post
  14. "WTF am I doing" moment, one of many

    Started by heatherG, May 3rd, 2007 00:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,116
    May 7th, 2007, 04:45 Go to last post
  15. ...just a question...

    Started by Micronian, February 23rd, 2007 14:58
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,251
    February 25th, 2007, 05:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,262
    March 5th, 2010, 04:49 Go to last post
  16. 2 more months

    Started by frankdux, May 29th, 2007 07:57
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 6,193
    July 3rd, 2007, 09:26 Go to last post
  17. 2 of 3 References, your input.

    Started by alutemu, November 23rd, 2011 12:45
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,521
    November 24th, 2011, 04:40 Go to last post
  18. 2 questions

    Started by frankdux, December 16th, 2006 05:05
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 3,532
    December 19th, 2006, 05:27 Go to last post
  19. 2 References from same place

    Started by WedoJaG, October 18th, 2005 00:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,760
    November 15th, 2005, 23:42 Go to last post
  20. 2/13 Interview [US]

    Started by occidental_xiaojie, February 14th, 2006 15:36
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 888
    February 14th, 2006, 15:36 Go to last post
  21. 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: 8,119
    February 26th, 2007, 06:52 Go to last post
  22. 2008 Application forms now available

    Started by Cytrix, September 23rd, 2007 11:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 754
    September 23rd, 2007, 16:14 Go to last post
  23. 2008 JET Placements

    Started by Trivial, May 9th, 2008 11:29
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 23,121
    February 4th, 2009, 20:13 Go to last post
  24. Poll: 2008 JET program results

    Started by shindayou, April 3rd, 2008 09:55
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,175
    April 4th, 2008, 02:57 Go to last post
  25. 2008 Placement Discussion

    Started by Lupetill, May 20th, 2008 17:16
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 13,042
    June 19th, 2008, 15:15 Go to last post
  26. 2008 Sydney JETs

    Started by Sam4Japan, June 23rd, 2008 08:08
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,125
    June 26th, 2008, 15:34 Go to last post
  27. 2009

    Started by paule, April 24th, 2008 10:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,278
    April 29th, 2008, 00:19 Go to last post
  28. 2009 Applicants

    Started by Chisa, September 4th, 2008 10:43
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 266
    • Views: 14,612
    October 22nd, 2008, 19:15 Go to last post
  29. 2009 applicants or former JETs in NYC...

    Started by kredman, October 27th, 2008 15:20
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 626
    October 27th, 2008, 15:20 Go to last post
  30. 2009 applicants... other plans?

    Started by cielya, September 19th, 2008 01:24
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 7,025
    January 3rd, 2009, 09:29 Go to last post
  31. 2009 Handbook out...next step, notification! [hopefully]

    Started by esuta, March 27th, 2009 23:10
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 4,578
    April 3rd, 2009, 17:11 Go to last post
  32. 2009 JET Applicants List

    Started by Hoonta, September 19th, 2008 06:26
    60 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 60
    • Replies: 1,195
    • Views: 93,609
    July 3rd, 2009, 12:26 Go to last post
  33. 2009 Kyoto-fu JETs - WELCOME!

    Started by tidehawk, July 10th, 2009 15:02
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 925
    July 10th, 2009, 22:58 Go to last post
  34. 2009 Placement Discussion

    Started by Sugar SMAP Peas, May 5th, 2009 03:27
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 176
    • Views: 14,182
    May 18th, 2009, 13:52 Go to last post
  35. 2009 Placements

    Started by Sugar SMAP Peas, May 20th, 2009 07:09
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 23,455
    May 18th, 2010, 11:21 Go to last post
  36. Poll: 2009 Post-interview Poll

    Started by Lostjin, February 18th, 2009 06:55
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 3,764
    February 22nd, 2009, 13:20 Go to last post
  37. 2009 Upgrades

    Started by TheSpartanPope, April 10th, 2009 23:40
    42 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 42
    • Replies: 829
    • Views: 91,345
    November 3rd, 2009, 10:40 Go to last post
  38. 2010 application open in the US?

    Started by TizzyFoe, September 22nd, 2009 04:50
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,959
    September 29th, 2009, 08:03 Go to last post
  39. 2010 General Information Handbook

    Started by GumOnShoe, April 13th, 2010 01:32
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,152
    April 14th, 2010, 06:46 Go to last post
  40. 2010 hopefuls, introduce yourselves!

    Started by thewingedwitch, August 8th, 2009 06:33
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 253
    • Views: 18,693
    November 25th, 2009, 13:40 Go to last post
  41. 2010 JETs... hallo?

    Started by FamilyMart, August 16th, 2010 09:29
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,301
    August 23rd, 2010, 14:12 Go to last post
  42. 2010 Okinawa JETs

    Started by jacqui, June 21st, 2010 10:39
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 991
    June 28th, 2010, 12:17 Go to last post
  43. 2010 Placements Thread

    Started by goloons, March 23rd, 2010 15:59
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 14,811
    September 5th, 2010, 04:30 Go to last post
  44. 2010 Upgrades

    Started by MissMaudlin, April 11th, 2010 06:19
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 25
    • Replies: 492
    • Views: 45,095
    January 28th, 2011, 06:12 Go to last post
  45. 2010... when to start?

    Started by kater_d, March 2nd, 2009 01:35
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,807
    March 6th, 2009, 15:05 Go to last post
  46. 2011 Application

    Started by nihon0rbust, October 27th, 2010 04:19
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 867
    October 27th, 2010, 10:39 Go to last post
  47. 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: 17,681
    October 30th, 2010, 21:12 Go to last post
  48. 2011 Medical Forms and IRS forms

    Started by newegg, April 17th, 2011 06:54
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 7,667
    May 12th, 2011, 18:37 Go to last post
  49. 2011 Upgrades

    Started by Juulz, April 21st, 2011 06:01
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 328
    • Views: 28,073
    August 19th, 2011, 21:38 Go to last post

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