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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: 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: 170
    • Views: 90,505
    December 16th, 2018, 18:28 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: 68
    • Views: 53,386
    July 19th, 2018, 14:41 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: 124,533
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 18,478
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 18,641
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. PLACEMENTS!!! 2015 General Placements Thread

    Started by gibbity, May 14th, 2015 06:05
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 362
    • Views: 87,245
    July 9th, 2015, 04:51 Go to last post
  2. FBI Background Check delayed?

    Started by hiddenlee22, March 17th, 2015 04:44
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 12,347
    July 1st, 2015, 09:17 Go to last post
  3. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Started by tobio, September 22nd, 2014 11:00
    29 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 29
    • Replies: 576
    • Views: 107,656
    June 29th, 2015, 13:20 Go to last post
  4. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,976
    June 26th, 2015, 01:40 Go to last post
  5. "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: 20,462
    June 12th, 2015, 13:17 Go to last post
  6. Stuff to bring

    Started by weepinbell, April 27th, 2015 23:14
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 23,054
    June 4th, 2015, 00:54 Go to last post
  7. 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: 15,127
    May 22nd, 2015, 15:34 Go to last post
  8. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,926
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post
  9. People with offspring

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, February 9th, 2015 03:38
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 18,172
    May 19th, 2015, 21:54 Go to last post
  10. Placement Map??

    Started by Sherlock, April 26th, 2015 02:15
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 34,448
    May 15th, 2015, 10:37 Go to last post
  11. Married before JET Program?

    Started by Toki, April 7th, 2015 05:43
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,283
    May 7th, 2015, 03:45 Go to last post
  12. 2015 Interview Results

    Started by PuddingHead, March 30th, 2015 22:46
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 47,277
    April 29th, 2015, 00:34 Go to last post
  13. Kiwi 2015 applicants?

    Started by prasada, February 21st, 2015 14:05
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 5,686
    April 25th, 2015, 11:58 Go to last post
  14. After the Excitement

    Started by balderdash7, April 6th, 2015 02:39
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 24,601
    April 24th, 2015, 06:52 Go to last post
  15. Ladies clothing

    Started by weepinbell, April 18th, 2015 03:53
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 10,432
    April 21st, 2015, 18:22 Go to last post
  16. International Banking/Bringing $

    Started by weepinbell, April 16th, 2015 03:31
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 25,081
    April 21st, 2015, 15:11 Go to last post
  17. JET: 2018

    Started by Noogah, April 13th, 2015 07:28
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 11,305
    April 15th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  18. Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Started by blackxpetals, September 23rd, 2014 18:11
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 42,972
    April 15th, 2015, 10:19 Go to last post
  19. Background Check shiz

    Started by ambrosse, March 31st, 2015 10:30
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 31,836
    April 13th, 2015, 12:14 Go to last post
  20. Doing JET with no teaching experience

    Started by weepinbell, April 9th, 2015 11:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 7,532
    April 10th, 2015, 23:12 Go to last post
  21. For the rejected.

    Started by Rmtcts, April 2nd, 2015 20:23
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 30,039
    April 10th, 2015, 21:52 Go to last post
  22. Drugs!

    Started by weepinbell, April 6th, 2015 11:00
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 16,100
    April 9th, 2015, 08:14 Go to last post
  23. Moved: Alternative Forum

    Started by Lorenzo, April 8th, 2015 01:45
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  24. Driving...

    Started by weepinbell, March 31st, 2015 11:16
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 30,935
    April 6th, 2015, 11:12 Go to last post
  25. Placement Question

    Started by Kyle, March 31st, 2015 13:58
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 10,724
    April 6th, 2015, 09:07 Go to last post
  26. 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: 61,542
    April 5th, 2015, 22:12 Go to last post
  27. Advice needed on Borderlink and JET

    Started by AppleSauce, January 30th, 2015 13:03
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,103
    April 3rd, 2015, 11:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,342
    April 2nd, 2015, 08:15 Go to last post
  28. Passport Help

    Started by Verbatim, March 31st, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,510
    April 2nd, 2015, 05:25 Go to last post
  29. Terrified 2016 applicant

    Started by Haleydru0519, March 31st, 2015 18:22
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 4,027
    April 2nd, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  30. Interview results in Scotland

    Started by abscondita, April 1st, 2015 23:39
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 971
    April 1st, 2015, 23:39 Go to last post
  31. Aspiring Irish 2015 JETS

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, November 4th, 2014 22:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,634
    March 30th, 2015, 14:02 Go to last post
  32. 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: 10,502
    March 28th, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  33. Any early departure applicants out there?

    Started by JestersJ, February 24th, 2015 04:20
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 13,981
    March 27th, 2015, 23:20 Go to last post
  34. CIR Interview 2015

    Started by BifCarbet, February 5th, 2015 02:07
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 7,471
    March 27th, 2015, 15:04 Go to last post
  35. Coming to Kochi!

    Started by JestersJ, March 19th, 2015 21:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 9,152
    March 27th, 2015, 14:42 Go to last post
  36. Coming to Saitama

    Started by Eriasu, March 6th, 2015 23:39
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 23,058
    March 18th, 2015, 04:55 Go to last post
  37. 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: 20,966
    March 10th, 2015, 08:34 Go to last post
  38. Aspiring Applicant - Transcript Questions

    Started by dmparker1987, March 3rd, 2015 11:18
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,622
    March 7th, 2015, 11:52 Go to last post
  39. Depature Date questions

    Started by jetting?, February 28th, 2015 09:56
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,139
    March 2nd, 2015, 09:47 Go to last post
  40. Driving in Japan and Colour Blindness

    Started by PanormousPanda, February 27th, 2015 08:30
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,689
    February 27th, 2015, 17:59 Go to last post
  41. Alternates Hangout

    Started by LaVie, April 3rd, 2014 08:53
    50 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 50
    • Replies: 989
    • Views: 121,270
    February 27th, 2015, 14:21 Go to last post
  42. Chances of being accepted?

    Started by hanna93, February 16th, 2015 07:49
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 12,654
    February 26th, 2015, 13:54 Go to last post
  43. Japanese language requirements for elementary school?

    Started by Snegurochka, February 13th, 2015 15:25
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,273
    February 20th, 2015, 03:43 Go to last post
  44. Applying for 2015 - reference letter question.

    Started by fluffybunny, August 28th, 2014 11:30
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 12,745
    February 20th, 2015, 00:57 Go to last post
  45. Change in medical history after interview

    Started by dbw146, February 8th, 2015 02:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,581
    February 9th, 2015, 04:43 Go to last post
  46. Interview Advice/Prep?

    Started by weepinbell, January 13th, 2015 10:47
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 444
    • Views: 93,725
    February 8th, 2015, 05:36 Go to last post
  47. Pros and Cons of teaching different school levels

    Started by acpc2203, January 21st, 2015 02:57
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 16,934
    February 6th, 2015, 13:18 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,200
    February 5th, 2015, 22:33 Go to last post
  48. Wanting Advice: Considering Cancelling Interview

    Started by emperor_ing, January 20th, 2015 06:30
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 10,528
    February 5th, 2015, 14:46 Go to last post

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