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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: 48,020
    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: 77,807
    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: 10,708
    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: 32,573
    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: 13,165
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,695
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  2. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 531
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  3. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,490
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post
  4. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,932
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  5. 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: 14,779
    March 30th, 2017, 08:09 Go to last post
  6. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 279
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 670
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  7. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,266
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 712
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  8. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 844
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  9. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 477
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  10. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 687
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  11. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 398
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  12. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,783
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  13. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 332
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  14. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 904
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  15. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,138
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  16. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 338
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  17. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,096
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  18. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,367
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  19. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,128
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  20. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 748
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  21. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 29,433
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  22. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,181
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  23. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 6,855
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  24. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 675
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  25. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,133
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  26. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,947
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  27. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 940
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  28. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 831
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  29. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 722
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  30. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 799
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  31. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 747
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  32. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,263
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  33. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 814
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,846
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  34. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 890
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
  35. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,198
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  36. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 863
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,967
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  37. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 950
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post
  38. CIR Requirements and How Many are Sent Each Year

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:56
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 3,305
    August 30th, 2016, 01:02 Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,486
    August 29th, 2016, 23:55 Go to last post
  39. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 956
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,046
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 868
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,243
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  40. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,015
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post
  41. Why were you accepted by the JET Programme for a second time?

    Started by hedgington, June 13th, 2016 23:15
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,182
    August 1st, 2016, 10:48 Go to last post
  42. Economics

    Started by fryfry, June 26th, 2016 09:12
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,935
    July 14th, 2016, 14:57 Go to last post

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