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Non-Official JET Applying Forum. Applying for JET or another ALT position this year? Missing the old "Aspiring" forums from Official? You've come to the right place! Feel free to ask questions, solicit advice, or seek help of any sort with the JET application process here. We'll be glad to help!

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  1. 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.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 15,682
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 16,515
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Started by Jiggit, July 4th, 2014 14:07
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 109,427
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 22nd, 2014 04:48
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 73,874
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 44,650
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  1. Arriving in Japan

    Started by greyjoy, April 11th, 2014 11:29
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 11,778
    September 16th, 2014, 12:58 Go to last post
  2. Aspiring Applicant - Transcript Questions

    Started by dmparker1987, March 3rd, 2015 11:18
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,167
    March 7th, 2015, 11:52 Go to last post
  3. Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Started by blackxpetals, September 23rd, 2014 18:11
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 41,215
    April 15th, 2015, 10:19 Go to last post
  4. Aspiring Australian JETs 2016

    Started by CherryChieri, October 6th, 2015 19:47
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 282
    • Views: 51,529
    May 28th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  5. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 5,538
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  6. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Started by tobio, September 22nd, 2014 11:00
    29 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 29
    • Replies: 576
    • Views: 101,035
    June 29th, 2015, 13:20 Go to last post
  7. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2016

    Started by AyaReiko, September 29th, 2015 12:54
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 108
    • Views: 22,490
    May 27th, 2016, 08:33 Go to last post
  8. Aspiring Irish 2015 JETS

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, November 4th, 2014 22:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,174
    March 30th, 2015, 14:02 Go to last post
  9. Aspiring Irish JETs 2016: Interview format, etc.

    Started by FauxPandit, January 19th, 2016 06:06
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 4,466
    April 29th, 2016, 23:50 Go to last post
  10. Aspiring Singaporean JETs 2015

    Started by shue, February 16th, 2015 12:08
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 13,483
    January 1st, 2016, 13:34 Go to last post
  11. Aspiring UK 2015 JETs

    Started by T.H.S., October 18th, 2014 22:28
    27 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 27
    • Replies: 535
    • Views: 93,283
    July 13th, 2015, 21:22 Go to last post
  12. Aspiring UK JETs 2016

    Started by haitch40, October 17th, 2015 01:37
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 182
    • Views: 30,434
    April 2nd, 2016, 18:39 Go to last post
  13. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,501
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  14. Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Started by naginataonthebrain, October 3rd, 2014 06:07
    88 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,757
    • Views: 309,415
    December 18th, 2015, 08:57 Go to last post
  15. Aspiring US JETs 2016

    Started by thesquanticorn, October 31st, 2015 05:26
    39 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 39
    • Replies: 764
    • Views: 93,983
    June 7th, 2016, 08:25 Go to last post
  16. Background Check shiz

    Started by ambrosse, March 31st, 2015 10:30
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 30,507
    April 13th, 2015, 12:14 Go to last post
  17. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 11,716
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  18. Canadian Interviews - Any JETs know the time slots?

    Started by YeezyMode, January 24th, 2015 11:56
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,552
    January 24th, 2015, 22:11 Go to last post
  19. Cats in JET

    Started by driftingsong, January 20th, 2015 23:35
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,870
    January 21st, 2015, 23:22 Go to last post
  20. Certificate of Eligibility Concerns

    Started by gahrok, January 20th, 2015 17:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 6,078
    January 24th, 2015, 17:49 Go to last post
  21. Certificate of Health

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 25th, 2014 22:56
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,970
    October 23rd, 2014, 01:22 Go to last post
  22. Chances of being accepted?

    Started by hanna93, February 16th, 2015 07:49
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 11,902
    February 26th, 2015, 13:54 Go to last post
  23. Change in medical history after interview

    Started by dbw146, February 8th, 2015 02:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,031
    February 9th, 2015, 04:43 Go to last post
  24. Changing university modules..

    Started by Riza, January 17th, 2015 00:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,086
    January 18th, 2015, 05:35 Go to last post
  25. Choosing 2nd reference

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,569
    October 2nd, 2015, 13:09 Go to last post
  26. CIR

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, October 6th, 2014 00:37
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 5,156
    October 8th, 2014, 22:30 Go to last post
  27. CIR Applicants 2014

    Started by Penguee, November 6th, 2014 14:52
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 24,931
    September 19th, 2015, 14:22 Go to last post
  28. CIR Interview 2015

    Started by BifCarbet, February 5th, 2015 02:07
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 6,635
    March 27th, 2015, 15:04 Go to last post
  29. CIR Requirements and How Many are Sent Each Year

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:56
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 5,462
    August 30th, 2016, 01:02 Go to last post
  30. Clothing advice for new JETs

    Started by Jiggit, May 14th, 2014 10:00
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 149
    • Views: 16,725
    November 2nd, 2014, 07:26 Go to last post
  31. Coming to Kochi!

    Started by JestersJ, March 19th, 2015 21:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 8,342
    March 27th, 2015, 14:42 Go to last post
  32. Coming to Saitama

    Started by Eriasu, March 6th, 2015 23:39
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 21,900
    March 18th, 2015, 04:55 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,336
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
  33. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,899
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,082
    April 2nd, 2015, 08:15 Go to last post
  34. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,304
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  35. Poll: Current/former JETs: How many schools do/did you teach in?

    Started by elmaldito, April 19th, 2015 23:17
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 14,449
    May 22nd, 2015, 15:34 Go to last post
  36. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,735
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  37. Depature Date questions

    Started by jetting?, February 28th, 2015 09:56
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,799
    March 2nd, 2015, 09:47 Go to last post
  38. Descriptions and Content

    Started by dbw146, October 22nd, 2014 15:18
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,307
    October 31st, 2014, 00:19 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 5,623
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  39. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,390
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  40. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,542
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
  41. Disclosing tattoos on application

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:25
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,807
    October 21st, 2015, 15:39 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,331
    November 20th, 2014, 15:45 Go to last post
  42. Discrepancy between Self-Assessment Medical Form and CoH

    Started by RainbowSheep, June 10th, 2015 01:34
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,905
    August 25th, 2015, 01:13 Go to last post
  43. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,402
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  44. Do you use your iPad in Japan?

    Started by Haleydru0519, June 15th, 2015 10:55
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 6,864
    July 21st, 2015, 15:50 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,251
    November 20th, 2014, 20:39 Go to last post
  45. Doing JET with no teaching experience

    Started by weepinbell, April 9th, 2015 11:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 6,878
    April 10th, 2015, 23:12 Go to last post

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