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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: 92,442
    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: 59,568
    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: 38,067
    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: 14,646
    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: 12,928
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. INTERVIEW LIST IS UP---Oh wait

    Started by naginataonthebrain, January 13th, 2015 05:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,348
    January 13th, 2015, 05:55 Go to last post
  2. Thank you!

    Started by BabyKing, April 3rd, 2016 01:46
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,332
    April 3rd, 2016, 04:24 Go to last post
  3. 2015 Reference Letter Question

    Started by ShareBear, May 22nd, 2014 20:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,318
    May 22nd, 2014, 21:26 Go to last post
  4. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,314
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,297
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,294
    June 23rd, 2016, 15:15 Go to last post
  8. Receiving your self addressed stamped envelope?

    Started by hiddenlee22, November 15th, 2014 02:05
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,291
    November 18th, 2014, 07:43 Go to last post
  9. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,291
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,279
    October 11th, 2014, 02:30 Go to last post
  11. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,275
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post
  12. Shipping application via Fedex??

    Started by WonderingUnicorn, October 8th, 2014 12:40
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,271
    October 9th, 2014, 11:03 Go to last post
  13. Is it too late to say I'd be happy to go before July?

    Started by prazza, January 8th, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,269
    January 9th, 2015, 05:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,259
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
  14. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,254
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
  15. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,254
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,203
    November 20th, 2014, 15:45 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,196
    October 30th, 2014, 01:31 Go to last post
  16. Proof of Graduation question

    Started by YeezyMode, November 18th, 2014 03:17
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,194
    November 21st, 2014, 06:30 Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Is a Driver's License a dealmaker/breaker?

    Started by mirai, August 29th, 2017 15:31
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,178
    September 5th, 2017, 14:27 Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,155
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
  22. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,150
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,138
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,136
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  24. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,136
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  25. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,120
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  26. Dropping my minor?

    Started by Applicant2014, December 4th, 2014 04:45
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,109
    December 5th, 2014, 12:52 Go to last post
  27. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,107
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
  28. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,071
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,062
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  29. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,060
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,049
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. 2015 US Application Question

    Started by weepinbell, October 16th, 2014 01:15
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,020
    October 16th, 2014, 07:05 Go to last post
  32. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,004
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  33. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,003
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  34. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 999
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  35. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 999
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  36. 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
  37. Changing university modules..

    Started by Riza, January 17th, 2015 00:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 976
    January 18th, 2015, 05:35 Go to last post
  38. 2015 Canadian Hopefuls :)

    Started by genkispirit, November 19th, 2014 05:17
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 975
    November 20th, 2014, 14:57 Go to last post
  39. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 945
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  40. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 930
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post

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