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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: 58,110
    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: 41,718
    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: 27,990
    August 7th, 2013, 13:04 Go to last post
  1. 2009 JET Applicants List

    Started by Hoonta, September 19th, 2008 06:26
    60 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 60
    • Replies: 1,195
    • Views: 92,844
    July 3rd, 2009, 12:26 Go to last post
  2. 2009 Upgrades

    Started by TheSpartanPope, April 10th, 2009 23:40
    42 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 42
    • Replies: 829
    • Views: 90,632
    November 3rd, 2009, 10:40 Go to last post
  3. Calling all Brits [and Irish] 2011

    Started by Shankerbelle, September 7th, 2010 19:42
    102 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 102
    • Replies: 2,027
    • Views: 89,594
    December 17th, 2012, 15:56 Go to last post
  4. Interview Questions

    Started by Doomer, November 24th, 2005 08:14
    24 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 24
    • Replies: 462
    • Views: 83,817
    February 5th, 2011, 12:42 Go to last post
  5. Calling all Brits!

    Started by Rachel1404, October 3rd, 2008 06:49
    71 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 71
    • Replies: 1,404
    • Views: 75,319
    July 25th, 2009, 21:14 Go to last post
  6. Group B

    Started by Strange_quark, April 21st, 2011 07:08
    79 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 79
    • Replies: 1,571
    • Views: 73,246
    August 4th, 2011, 14:02 Go to last post
  7. Girl Stuff in Japan - Female Issues :]

    Started by dolphincandi, April 7th, 2008 02:11
    41 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 41
    • Replies: 811
    • Views: 73,017
    July 14th, 2012, 01:26 Go to last post
  8. ITIL ALTERNATES Master List and Upgraded News!

    Started by kotatsu-sama, April 8th, 2007 12:44
    43 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 43
    • Replies: 855
    • Views: 64,748
    November 2nd, 2007, 13:02 Go to last post
  9. Wasting time until results...

    Started by Cytrix, February 26th, 2011 19:48
    83 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 83
    • Replies: 1,643
    • Views: 64,719
    May 13th, 2011, 19:15 Go to last post
  10. Official Alternate Thread

    Started by patjs, April 4th, 2008 06:46
    45 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 45
    • Replies: 882
    • Views: 61,226
    July 17th, 2009, 04:04 Go to last post
  11. Calling All Brits [and Irish] '09

    Started by Rachel1404, September 7th, 2009 14:05
    61 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 61
    • Replies: 1,200
    • Views: 60,590
    July 25th, 2010, 23:47 Go to last post
  12. Official 2010 Applicant List

    Started by thewingedwitch, November 21st, 2009 13:22
    45 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 45
    • Replies: 895
    • Views: 60,452
    November 8th, 2010, 04:55 Go to last post
  13. The Official 2008 JET Application Thread

    Started by enrique_suave, November 27th, 2007 02:20
    42 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 42
    • Replies: 838
    • Views: 59,561
    September 6th, 2008, 12:42 Go to last post
  14. placements out??

    Started by melty, May 8th, 2008 22:16
    40 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 40
    • Replies: 791
    • Views: 52,783
    May 18th, 2010, 14:23 Go to last post
  15. "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: 51,393
    January 31st, 2010, 13:36 Go to last post
  16. Interview Questions and Advice 2014

    Started by kbui, January 8th, 2014 02:23
    29 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 29
    • Replies: 577
    • Views: 49,616
    March 8th, 2014, 00:36 Go to last post
  17. Ask Uncle Dom

    Started by dombay, June 1st, 2009 22:35
    42 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 42
    • Replies: 822
    • Views: 49,360
    March 5th, 2010, 05:54 Go to last post
  18. Interview clothes?

    Started by keekers, January 27th, 2007 01:12
    40 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 40
    • Replies: 797
    • Views: 49,353
    March 1st, 2011, 18:28 Go to last post
  19. Applying for 2012.....

    Started by elizabath, July 6th, 2011 14:22
    35 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 35
    • Replies: 689
    • Views: 49,020
    February 9th, 2012, 03:00 Go to last post
  20. Packing for Japan

    Started by uthinkimlost?, March 12th, 2014 08:35
    22 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 22
    • Replies: 428
    • Views: 46,089
    July 30th, 2014, 16:44 Go to last post
  21. 2010 Upgrades

    Started by MissMaudlin, April 11th, 2010 06:19
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 25
    • Replies: 492
    • Views: 44,607
    January 28th, 2011, 06:12 Go to last post
  22. Official 2010 Applicant Time-Waster thread

    Started by ExclamationMark, November 29th, 2009 03:21
    31 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 31
    • Replies: 616
    • Views: 39,641
    November 24th, 2010, 03:49 Go to last post
  23. Estimated time left until we hear about interviews?

    Started by 宇宙人侍, January 6th, 2011 06:11
    38 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 38
    • Replies: 753
    • Views: 38,122
    February 8th, 2011, 21:32 Go to last post
  24. Upgrades!

    Started by malus, April 11th, 2008 23:25
    23 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 23
    • Replies: 450
    • Views: 36,504
    April 11th, 2009, 00:02 Go to last post
  25. Results are In

    Started by Jedirust, April 1st, 2014 06:32
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 248
    • Views: 36,115
    May 8th, 2014, 13:38 Go to last post
  26. I just got my placement ^_^

    Started by ben260, May 19th, 2009 15:21
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 25
    • Replies: 497
    • Views: 35,409
    May 18th, 2010, 13:41 Go to last post
  27. Post your SOPs here:

    Started by Waldroon, October 13th, 2009 12:18
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 16
    • Replies: 315
    • Views: 34,028
    December 2nd, 2011, 23:54 Go to last post
  28. Interviews

    Started by MJjunkie86, January 7th, 2013 09:31
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 33,998
    April 11th, 2013, 11:33 Go to last post
  29. How did you choose what part of the country suited you?

    Started by Doodlebug, September 24th, 2011 02:11
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 361
    • Views: 33,695
    December 26th, 2012, 12:18 Go to last post
  30. Finding Your Predecessor/Successor

    Started by kalliea, May 15th, 2009 23:47
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 297
    • Views: 32,637
    May 18th, 2010, 12:23 Go to last post
  31. Dear: you poor cunts

    Started by nothing123, April 2nd, 2009 14:02
    39 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 39
    • Replies: 766
    • Views: 31,737
    April 5th, 2009, 15:11 Go to last post
  32. Shizuoka!

    Started by Celia, May 25th, 2007 14:59
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 264
    • Views: 31,255
    May 25th, 2012, 22:27 Go to last post
  33. SoP orgy?

    Started by broody, November 30th, 2006 14:56
    21 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 21
    • Replies: 406
    • Views: 31,173
    February 9th, 2008, 08:34 Go to last post
  34. Poll: Showtime, Canada

    Started by enrique_suave, January 17th, 2008 04:08
    27 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 27
    • Replies: 524
    • Views: 30,732
    July 2nd, 2009, 02:10 Go to last post
  35. Fukuoka

    Started by WesleyCrusher, May 26th, 2009 22:39
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 14
    • Replies: 276
    • Views: 28,501
    May 21st, 2013, 10:20 Go to last post
  36. So, where do you stand with your 2014 application?

    Started by imightbetheone, November 6th, 2013 10:00
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 25
    • Replies: 493
    • Views: 28,477
    February 6th, 2014, 06:27 Go to last post
  37. "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: 27,857
    March 29th, 2009, 00:55 Go to last post
  38. 2011 Upgrades

    Started by Juulz, April 21st, 2011 06:01
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 328
    • Views: 27,645
    August 19th, 2011, 21:38 Go to last post
  39. Poll: Just for fun - When do you think US results will be e-mailed?

    Started by ohheythere, March 22nd, 2009 04:21
    27 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 27
    • Replies: 526
    • Views: 27,337
    April 8th, 2009, 10:19 Go to last post
  40. Successor information is out

    Started by keekers, May 12th, 2011 09:38
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 219
    • Views: 27,289
    July 12th, 2011, 20:02 Go to last post
  41. UK Applicants - Results Info 2014

    Started by ninja_raj, April 2nd, 2014 20:25
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 213
    • Views: 27,262
    May 3rd, 2014, 19:50 Go to last post
  42. UK JET application thread 2007/2008

    Started by beatnik, October 6th, 2007 17:58
    22 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 22
    • Replies: 428
    • Views: 26,040
    May 11th, 2008, 04:56 Go to last post
  43. Official 2011 Applicant Time-Waster thread

    Started by uthinkimlost?, November 24th, 2010 03:08
    32 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 32
    • Replies: 620
    • Views: 24,732
    February 7th, 2011, 17:29 Go to last post
  44. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2014

    Started by AVN, October 5th, 2013 11:16
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 205
    • Views: 24,417
    July 29th, 2014, 16:44 Go to last post
  45. Couples Thread

    Started by tanuki, April 2nd, 2008 16:25
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 225
    • Views: 23,791
    November 1st, 2011, 00:49 Go to last post
  46. Group A Countdown!!!!!

    Started by jonesinjapan, July 3rd, 2008 05:46
    24 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 24
    • Replies: 462
    • Views: 23,588
    July 30th, 2008, 05:12 Go to last post
  47. Hyogo-ken

    Started by proslackerkramer, May 18th, 2007 00:23
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 369
    • Views: 23,486
    August 8th, 2008, 16:11 Go to last post
  48. 2009 Placements

    Started by Sugar SMAP Peas, May 20th, 2009 07:09
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 23,368
    May 18th, 2010, 11:21 Go to last post
  49. Sendai-shi, anyone? Miyagi in general?

    Started by zbop, May 22nd, 2007 12:44
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 16
    • Replies: 308
    • Views: 23,271
    September 21st, 2009, 01:15 Go to last post
  50. JETs in the Inaka

    Started by kgcava88, February 14th, 2010 03:40
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 16
    • Replies: 300
    • Views: 23,100
    May 1st, 2010, 09:44 Go to last post

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