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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: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Started by Jiggit, July 4th, 2014 14:07
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 96,912
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  2. 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: 63,182
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 39,782
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 15,111
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 13,590
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. Expungement?

    Started by namiburlesk, January 22nd, 2015 06:01
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 5,731
    January 31st, 2015, 21:58 Go to last post
  2. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,048
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  3. Question regards the self declared medical form.

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 9th, 2014 21:06
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,359
    November 11th, 2014, 15:38 Go to last post
  4. Change in medical history after interview

    Started by dbw146, February 8th, 2015 02:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,708
    February 9th, 2015, 04:43 Go to last post
  5. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,258
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Interview Locations for Those Living Abroad

    Started by Penguee, October 15th, 2014 11:04
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,163
    November 3rd, 2014, 20:09 Go to last post
  8. Descriptions and Content

    Started by dbw146, October 22nd, 2014 15:18
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,178
    October 31st, 2014, 00:19 Go to last post
  9. Aspiring Irish 2015 JETS

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, November 4th, 2014 22:17
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,958
    March 30th, 2015, 14:02 Go to last post
  10. Certificate of Eligibility Concerns

    Started by gahrok, January 20th, 2015 17:07
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 5,426
    January 24th, 2015, 17:49 Go to last post
  11. Statement of Physician and medication

    Started by laserlight, October 17th, 2014 23:10
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,914
    November 25th, 2014, 22:53 Go to last post
  12. Advice for current dispatch ALT in Japan who is applying to JET?

    Started by project_4, October 26th, 2014 20:57
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,055
    November 4th, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  13. Passport Question

    Started by weepinbell, November 26th, 2014 14:05
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,022
    January 21st, 2015, 08:19 Go to last post
  14. Placement Question

    Started by Kyle, March 31st, 2015 13:58
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 9,547
    April 6th, 2015, 09:07 Go to last post
  15. Why were you accepted by the JET Programme for a second time?

    Started by hedgington, June 13th, 2016 23:15
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    • Replies: 20
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    August 1st, 2016, 10:48 Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,019
    November 17th, 2014, 08:50 Go to last post
  16. JET Desk and Deducting Points

    Started by balderdash7, November 21st, 2014 02:44
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,545
    December 7th, 2014, 12:47 Go to last post
  17. JET application, Job references and other bits!

    Started by XR89, September 21st, 2015 23:18
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,797
    October 6th, 2015, 08:32 Go to last post
  18. Disclosing tattoos on application

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:25
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,355
    October 21st, 2015, 15:39 Go to last post
  19. Shipping

    Started by greyjoy, July 17th, 2014 13:41
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,952
    July 18th, 2014, 07:30 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,184
    December 17th, 2014, 08:18 Go to last post
  20. Cats in JET

    Started by driftingsong, January 20th, 2015 23:35
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,211
    January 21st, 2015, 23:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,025
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,412
    February 18th, 2016, 15:45 Go to last post
  21. JET and Student Loan Debt

    Started by ambrosse, October 9th, 2014 22:31
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,578
    October 11th, 2014, 03:33 Go to last post
  22. Which of these letters to include?

    Started by JetMaybe2015, October 29th, 2014 09:23
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,941
    October 30th, 2014, 01:26 Go to last post
  23. Aspiring Applicant - Transcript Questions

    Started by dmparker1987, March 3rd, 2015 11:18
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,587
    March 7th, 2015, 11:52 Go to last post
  24. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,673
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  25. CIR

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, October 6th, 2014 00:37
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 4,355
    October 8th, 2014, 22:30 Go to last post
  26. Quick Question-Application Error

    Started by JetJaguar, November 6th, 2014 03:21
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,935
    November 20th, 2014, 05:31 Go to last post
  27. Aspiring Irish JETs 2016: Interview format, etc.

    Started by FauxPandit, January 19th, 2016 06:06
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 4,034
    April 29th, 2016, 23:50 Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,221
    August 29th, 2016, 23:55 Go to last post
  28. Early Entry

    Started by fairiehearts, January 26th, 2015 08:45
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,187
    January 28th, 2015, 13:03 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 4,865
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  29. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,121
    June 26th, 2015, 01:40 Go to last post
  30. 2016 JET US INTERVIEW LIST IS UP!!!!!

    Started by simplesam, January 9th, 2016 09:30
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,858
    January 25th, 2016, 15:09 Go to last post
  31. Lack of Japanese Knowledge

    Started by BabyKing, February 4th, 2016 21:54
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,303
    February 11th, 2016, 19:49 Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. Strange Job Offer After Application

    Started by DigitalHarp, December 31st, 2015 02:51
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,780
    January 13th, 2016, 00:14 Go to last post
  34. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,759
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  35. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,752
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  36. Lesson Plan

    Started by frayedflower, January 29th, 2015 00:00
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,160
    January 29th, 2015, 15:28 Go to last post
  37. Academic Reference

    Started by AllTooWell, April 24th, 2016 16:00
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,738
    April 26th, 2016, 16:15 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,676
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  38. Early Placement?

    Started by krayziesensei, October 4th, 2014 01:52
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,471
    October 9th, 2014, 14:52 Go to last post
  39. Shipping application via Fedex??

    Started by WonderingUnicorn, October 8th, 2014 12:40
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,342
    October 9th, 2014, 11:03 Go to last post
  40. 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
  41. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,804
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  42. Anyone applying for 2018?

    Started by phthalocyanine, September 15th, 2017 10:59
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,204
    October 13th, 2017, 23:46 Go to last post
  43. 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

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