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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: 91,517
    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: 53,912
    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: 125,581
    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: 18,723
    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: 18,810
    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: 87,425
    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: 12,394
    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: 107,966
    June 29th, 2015, 13:20 Go to last post
  4. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,995
    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: 20,528
    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: 23,121
    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: 15,141
    May 22nd, 2015, 15:34 Go to last post
  8. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,933
    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: 18,210
    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: 34,510
    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: 4,307
    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: 47,371
    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: 5,719
    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: 24,639
    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: 10,445
    April 21st, 2015, 18:22 Go to last post
  16. International Banking/Bringing $

    Started by weepinbell, April 16th, 2015 03:31
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 25,171
    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: 11,328
    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: 43,052
    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: 31,887
    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: 7,568
    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: 30,092
    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: 16,148
    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: 30,998
    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: 10,747
    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: 61,697
    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: 4,133
    April 3rd, 2015, 11:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,349
    April 2nd, 2015, 08:15 Go to last post
  28. Passport Help

    Started by Verbatim, March 31st, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,526
    April 2nd, 2015, 05:25 Go to last post
  29. Terrified 2016 applicant

    Started by Haleydru0519, March 31st, 2015 18:22
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 4,040
    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: 975
    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: 4,653
    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: 10,532
    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: 14,013
    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: 7,504
    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: 9,189
    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: 23,114
    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: 21,019
    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: 5,640
    March 7th, 2015, 11:52 Go to last post
  39. Depature Date questions

    Started by jetting?, February 28th, 2015 09:56
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,151
    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: 2,712
    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: 121,554
    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: 12,686
    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: 3,288
    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: 12,774
    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: 4,594
    February 9th, 2015, 04:43 Go to last post
  46. Interview Advice/Prep?

    Started by weepinbell, January 13th, 2015 10:47
    23 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 23
    • Replies: 444
    • Views: 94,108
    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: 16,974
    February 6th, 2015, 13:18 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,207
    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: 10,568
    February 5th, 2015, 14:46 Go to last post

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