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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: 168
    • Views: 51,849
    October 25th, 2016, 13:41 Go to last post
  2. 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: 82,889
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,474
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 34,427
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 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: 13,725
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. The Somewhat Late 2017 Placements Thread

    Started by Madjawa, May 31st, 2017 08:41
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,172
    June 6th, 2017, 09:46 Go to last post
  2. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 288
    June 5th, 2017, 17:52 Go to last post
  3. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,461
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  4. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,199
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  5. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,750
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post
  6. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,651
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  7. 2017 Hopefuls/applicants self-intro thread

    Started by Madjawa, September 29th, 2016 09:40
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 16,586
    March 30th, 2017, 08:09 Go to last post
  8. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 340
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 835
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  9. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,711
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 821
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  10. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 993
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  11. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 562
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  12. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 790
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  13. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 462
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  14. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,015
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  15. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 384
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  16. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 982
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  17. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,341
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  18. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 418
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  19. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,281
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  20. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,543
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  21. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,261
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  22. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 886
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  23. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 31,387
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  24. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,463
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  25. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 7,819
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  26. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 791
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  27. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,264
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  28. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,229
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  29. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,118
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  30. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 977
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  31. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 816
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  32. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 907
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  33. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 850
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  34. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,441
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  35. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 946
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,087
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  36. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,022
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
  37. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,368
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  38. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,020
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 4,179
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  39. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,082
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post
  40. CIR Requirements and How Many are Sent Each Year

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:56
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 3,739
    August 30th, 2016, 01:02 Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,700
    August 29th, 2016, 23:55 Go to last post
  41. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,110
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,193
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 981
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,385
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  42. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,150
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post

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