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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: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 15,109
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  2. 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: 39,776
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 13,586
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  4. 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: 96,898
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  5. 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: 63,170
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  1. Alternates Hangout

    Started by LaVie, April 3rd, 2014 08:53
    50 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 50
    • Replies: 989
    • Views: 109,079
    February 27th, 2015, 14:21 Go to last post
  2. Driving in Japan and Colour Blindness

    Started by PanormousPanda, February 27th, 2015 08:30
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,899
    February 27th, 2015, 17:59 Go to last post
  3. Depature Date questions

    Started by jetting?, February 28th, 2015 09:56
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,465
    March 2nd, 2015, 09:47 Go to last post
  4. Aspiring Applicant - Transcript Questions

    Started by dmparker1987, March 3rd, 2015 11:18
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,585
    March 7th, 2015, 11:52 Go to last post
  5. Piercings on the Self-Assessment Medical Form?

    Started by arual, November 13th, 2014 10:32
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 17,704
    March 10th, 2015, 08:34 Go to last post
  6. Coming to Saitama

    Started by Eriasu, March 6th, 2015 23:39
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 20,071
    March 18th, 2015, 04:55 Go to last post
  7. Coming to Kochi!

    Started by JestersJ, March 19th, 2015 21:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 7,610
    March 27th, 2015, 14:42 Go to last post
  8. CIR Interview 2015

    Started by BifCarbet, February 5th, 2015 02:07
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 6,358
    March 27th, 2015, 15:04 Go to last post
  9. Any early departure applicants out there?

    Started by JestersJ, February 24th, 2015 04:20
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 12,167
    March 27th, 2015, 23:20 Go to last post
  10. The obligatory I did x on the interview am I screwed thread

    Started by jakjak4161, February 5th, 2015 06:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 8,974
    March 28th, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  11. Aspiring Irish 2015 JETS

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, November 4th, 2014 22:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,958
    March 30th, 2015, 14:02 Go to last post
  12. Interview results in Scotland

    Started by abscondita, April 1st, 2015 23:39
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 809
    April 1st, 2015, 23:39 Go to last post
  13. Terrified 2016 applicant

    Started by Haleydru0519, March 31st, 2015 18:22
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,459
    April 2nd, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  14. Passport Help

    Started by Verbatim, March 31st, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,100
    April 2nd, 2015, 05:25 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,731
    April 2nd, 2015, 08:15 Go to last post
  15. Advice needed on Borderlink and JET

    Started by AppleSauce, January 30th, 2015 13:03
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,258
    April 3rd, 2015, 11:54 Go to last post
  16. Terrible interview, still got into JET?

    Started by hiddenlee22, February 10th, 2015 01:27
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 252
    • Views: 52,428
    April 5th, 2015, 22:12 Go to last post
  17. Placement Question

    Started by Kyle, March 31st, 2015 13:58
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 9,547
    April 6th, 2015, 09:07 Go to last post
  18. Driving...

    Started by weepinbell, March 31st, 2015 11:16
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 27,554
    April 6th, 2015, 11:12 Go to last post
  19. Moved: Alternative Forum

    Started by Lorenzo, April 8th, 2015 01:45
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  20. Drugs!

    Started by weepinbell, April 6th, 2015 11:00
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 13,707
    April 9th, 2015, 08:14 Go to last post
  21. For the rejected.

    Started by Rmtcts, April 2nd, 2015 20:23
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 26,734
    April 10th, 2015, 21:52 Go to last post
  22. Doing JET with no teaching experience

    Started by weepinbell, April 9th, 2015 11:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 6,267
    April 10th, 2015, 23:12 Go to last post
  23. Background Check shiz

    Started by ambrosse, March 31st, 2015 10:30
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 29,102
    April 13th, 2015, 12:14 Go to last post
  24. Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Started by blackxpetals, September 23rd, 2014 18:11
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 38,467
    April 15th, 2015, 10:19 Go to last post
  25. JET: 2018

    Started by Noogah, April 13th, 2015 07:28
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 9,551
    April 15th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  26. International Banking/Bringing $

    Started by weepinbell, April 16th, 2015 03:31
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 21,718
    April 21st, 2015, 15:11 Go to last post
  27. Ladies clothing

    Started by weepinbell, April 18th, 2015 03:53
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 9,334
    April 21st, 2015, 18:22 Go to last post
  28. After the Excitement

    Started by balderdash7, April 6th, 2015 02:39
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 21,396
    April 24th, 2015, 06:52 Go to last post
  29. Kiwi 2015 applicants?

    Started by prasada, February 21st, 2015 14:05
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 4,582
    April 25th, 2015, 11:58 Go to last post
  30. 2015 Interview Results

    Started by PuddingHead, March 30th, 2015 22:46
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 42,281
    April 29th, 2015, 00:34 Go to last post
  31. Married before JET Program?

    Started by Toki, April 7th, 2015 05:43
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,536
    May 7th, 2015, 03:45 Go to last post
  32. Placement Map??

    Started by Sherlock, April 26th, 2015 02:15
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 31,280
    May 15th, 2015, 10:37 Go to last post
  33. People with offspring

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, February 9th, 2015 03:38
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 15,125
    May 19th, 2015, 21:54 Go to last post
  34. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,638
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 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: 13,920
    May 22nd, 2015, 15:34 Go to last post
  36. Stuff to bring

    Started by weepinbell, April 27th, 2015 23:14
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 20,167
    June 4th, 2015, 00:54 Go to last post
  37. "The Last Supper" Thread for 2015 JETs

    Started by ambrosse, May 18th, 2015 01:57
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 130
    • Views: 18,234
    June 12th, 2015, 13:17 Go to last post
  38. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,120
    June 26th, 2015, 01:40 Go to last post
  39. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Started by tobio, September 22nd, 2014 11:00
    29 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 29
    • Replies: 576
    • Views: 95,679
    June 29th, 2015, 13:20 Go to last post
  40. FBI Background Check delayed?

    Started by hiddenlee22, March 17th, 2015 04:44
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 10,491
    July 1st, 2015, 09:17 Go to last post
  41. PLACEMENTS!!! 2015 General Placements Thread

    Started by gibbity, May 14th, 2015 06:05
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 362
    • Views: 77,399
    July 9th, 2015, 04:51 Go to last post
  42. 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: 89,166
    July 13th, 2015, 21:22 Go to last post
  43. Do you use your iPad in Japan?

    Started by Haleydru0519, June 15th, 2015 10:55
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 6,312
    July 21st, 2015, 15:50 Go to last post
  44. JET or Interac

    Started by Haleydru0519, July 26th, 2015 10:50
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 8,684
    August 10th, 2015, 01:45 Go to last post
  45. "Upgrades" to CIR?

    Started by AyaReiko, August 7th, 2015 09:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,236
    August 13th, 2015, 09:00 Go to last post
  46. Ini has left the building. Permanently.

    Started by Beer Baron, April 12th, 2015 01:26
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,064
    August 20th, 2015, 15:14 Go to last post
  47. Discrepancy between Self-Assessment Medical Form and CoH

    Started by RainbowSheep, June 10th, 2015 01:34
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,225
    August 25th, 2015, 01:13 Go to last post
  48. Age of JETS

    Started by starxrox, July 28th, 2015 20:43
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,770
    September 2nd, 2015, 07:51 Go to last post
  49. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

    Started by starxrox, September 2nd, 2015 08:52
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