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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: 92,403
    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
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    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 59,543
    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: 38,056
    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: 14,641
    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: 12,924
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. Indicate change of location preference at interview?

    Started by Meow, January 20th, 2016 14:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,450
    January 21st, 2016, 08:29 Go to last post
  2. Finally (!) looking to apply this coming October

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 00:04
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,285
    January 30th, 2016, 02:36 Go to last post
  3. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,304
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,061
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,259
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,566
    August 30th, 2014, 15:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,768
    February 5th, 2015, 22:33 Go to last post
  4. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,604
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post
  5. Preparing for the Mock Teaching Element of the Interview

    Started by Mouri, January 27th, 2016 12:09
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,184
    February 3rd, 2016, 14:05 Go to last post
  6. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,408
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
  7. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,502
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  8. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 996
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  9. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,146
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  10. Stay at home mom/dad

    Started by halleybelle, April 20th, 2016 23:04
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,675
    April 21st, 2016, 15:29 Go to last post
  11. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,296
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,400
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
  12. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,730
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  13. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,252
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 271
    Yesterday, 02:15 Go to last post
  14. Are You My Pred?

    Started by BabyKing, May 11th, 2016 22:30
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,957
    May 12th, 2016, 08:52 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,279
    October 11th, 2014, 02:30 Go to last post
  15. Receiving your self addressed stamped envelope?

    Started by hiddenlee22, November 15th, 2014 02:05
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,290
    November 18th, 2014, 07:43 Go to last post
  16. Statement of Purpose Length

    Started by YeezyMode, November 21st, 2014 10:59
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 866
    November 21st, 2014, 16:08 Go to last post
  17. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,043
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,138
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  18. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,618
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,511
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  19. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,313
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
  20. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,655
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  21. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,436
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  22. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,415
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  23. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,170
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,004
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  24. Happy to go in April - but no Certificate of Health ready

    Started by prazza, November 19th, 2014 02:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 911
    November 19th, 2014, 21:34 Go to last post
  25. Preview the Application?

    Started by Toki, November 6th, 2014 09:41
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 757
    November 6th, 2014, 09:59 Go to last post
  26. Changing university modules..

    Started by Riza, January 17th, 2015 00:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 974
    January 18th, 2015, 05:35 Go to last post
  27. Spousal Visa Requirements

    Started by starfish, January 19th, 2015 14:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 818
    January 21st, 2015, 07:41 Go to last post
  28. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 928
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  29. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,304
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  30. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,011
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  31. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 819
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post
  32. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,175
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  33. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,179
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,136
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  34. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,106
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
  35. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 730
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  36. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,069
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  37. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,149
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  38. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 997
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  39. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 539
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post

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