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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: 111,302
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 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: 16,796
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  3. 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: 75,725
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 16,058
    January 19th, 2016, 11:13 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 09:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 46,687
    July 19th, 2018, 14:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,693
    November 20th, 2014, 19:39 Go to last post
  1. Is it too late to say I'd be happy to go before July?

    Started by prazza, January 8th, 2015 07:24
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,459
    January 9th, 2015, 04:05 Go to last post
  2. Advice for current dispatch ALT in Japan who is applying to JET?

    Started by project_4, October 26th, 2014 19:57
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,373
    November 4th, 2014, 18:03 Go to last post
  3. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 01:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,600
    February 21st, 2017, 09:26 Go to last post
  4. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,003
    January 18th, 2017, 05:10 Go to last post
  5. 2015 Interview Results

    Started by PuddingHead, March 30th, 2015 22:46
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 45,047
    April 29th, 2015, 00:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,225
    March 2nd, 2016, 08:52 Go to last post
  6. Getting an Official Transcript

    Started by rain, October 1st, 2014 07:32
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,230
    October 1st, 2014, 19:47 Go to last post
  7. Discrepancy between Self-Assessment Medical Form and CoH

    Started by RainbowSheep, June 10th, 2015 01:34
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,981
    August 25th, 2015, 01:13 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,637
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  8. Questions Regarding School Placements

    Started by RavenParadox, October 7th, 2015 10:52
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 8,504
    October 29th, 2015, 15:00 Go to last post
  9. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 03:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,974
    November 16th, 2016, 08:21 Go to last post
  10. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 949
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  11. Language study program - how difficult is it?

    Started by reli3133, May 24th, 2014 19:12
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 5,063
    July 4th, 2014, 12:17 Go to last post
  12. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 22:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,435
    November 10th, 2015, 22:45 Go to last post
  13. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 11:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,707
    November 12th, 2015, 22:36 Go to last post
  14. Changing university modules..

    Started by Riza, January 16th, 2015 23:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,112
    January 18th, 2015, 04:35 Go to last post
  15. For the rejected.

    Started by Rmtcts, April 2nd, 2015 20:23
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 28,654
    April 10th, 2015, 21:52 Go to last post
  16. Worth it?

    Started by RoflCopter, April 27th, 2014 02:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 7,802
    September 14th, 2014, 14:25 Go to last post
  17. 2016 JET Program Application

    Started by Saxman, March 24th, 2015 00:39
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 363
    • Views: 74,961
    October 17th, 2015, 00:31 Go to last post
  18. 2015 Reference Letter Question

    Started by ShareBear, May 22nd, 2014 20:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,412
    May 22nd, 2014, 21:26 Go to last post
  19. Japanese driving test

    Started by sharpinthefang, May 30th, 2014 05:23
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,311
    May 30th, 2014, 22:01 Go to last post
  20. 2015 Interview - Accepted and on thread.

    Started by sharpinthefang, January 9th, 2015 08:20
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 163
    • Views: 53,860
    April 8th, 2016, 10:22 Go to last post
  21. 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Started by Sherlock, March 31st, 2015 07:28
    28 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 28
    • Replies: 549
    • Views: 150,600
    January 7th, 2016, 07:22 Go to last post
  22. Placement Map??

    Started by Sherlock, April 26th, 2015 02:15
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 32,958
    May 15th, 2015, 10:37 Go to last post
  23. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,856
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
  24. Aspiring Singaporean JETs 2015

    Started by shue, February 16th, 2015 11:08
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 13,658
    January 1st, 2016, 12:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,239
    February 3rd, 2015, 06:48 Go to last post
  25. 2016 JET US INTERVIEW LIST IS UP!!!!!

    Started by simplesam, January 9th, 2016 08:30
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,162
    January 25th, 2016, 14:09 Go to last post
  26. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 40,929
    November 12th, 2016, 18:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,375
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
  27. Japanese language requirements for elementary school?

    Started by Snegurochka, February 13th, 2015 14:25
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,981
    February 20th, 2015, 02:43 Go to last post
  28. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,059
    August 22nd, 2017, 09:10 Go to last post
  29. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 605
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  30. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,451
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  31. Certificate of Health

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 25th, 2014 22:56
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,015
    October 23rd, 2014, 01:22 Go to last post
  32. CIR

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, October 6th, 2014 00:37
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 5,286
    October 8th, 2014, 22:30 Go to last post
  33. People with offspring

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, February 9th, 2015 02:38
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 16,918
    May 19th, 2015, 21:54 Go to last post
  34. Spousal Visa Requirements

    Started by starfish, January 19th, 2015 13:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 914
    January 21st, 2015, 06:41 Go to last post
  35. How bad is the flight, and cost for tickets for accompanying family?

    Started by starfish, January 22nd, 2015 05:40
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 17,059
    January 30th, 2015, 10:51 Go to last post
  36. Moved: Molestation

    Started by starfish, January 29th, 2015 02:44
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  37. Age of JETS

    Started by starxrox, July 28th, 2015 20:43
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,983
    September 2nd, 2015, 07:51 Go to last post
  38. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

    Started by starxrox, September 2nd, 2015 08:52
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 894
    October 22nd, 2014, 10:51 Go to last post
  39. 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: 94,075
    July 13th, 2015, 21:22 Go to last post
  40. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 02:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,958
    January 13th, 2017, 07:18 Go to last post
  41. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 18:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 5,919
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  42. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 02:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,237
    November 15th, 2015, 03:16 Go to last post
  43. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,933
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  44. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 960
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post

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