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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: 169
    • Views: 59,134
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 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: 91,932
    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: 12,848
    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: 37,863
    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: 14,581
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 166
    Today, 06:02 Go to last post
  1. Anyone applying for 2018?

    Started by phthalocyanine, September 15th, 2017 10:59
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 588
    October 13th, 2017, 23:46 Go to last post
  2. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 155
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  3. Is a Driver's License a dealmaker/breaker?

    Started by mirai, August 29th, 2017 15:31
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,147
    September 5th, 2017, 14:27 Go to last post
  4. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 507
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  5. Red Flags on Application?

    Started by injektilo, August 26th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 295
    August 28th, 2017, 08:26 Go to last post
  6. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 797
    August 22nd, 2017, 09:10 Go to last post
  7. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 527
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  8. The Somewhat Late 2017 Placements Thread

    Started by Madjawa, May 31st, 2017 08:41
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,744
    June 6th, 2017, 09:46 Go to last post
  9. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,872
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  10. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,455
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  11. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 3,250
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post
  12. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 4,153
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  13. 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: 18,240
    March 30th, 2017, 08:09 Go to last post
  14. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 462
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,047
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  15. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,419
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,035
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  16. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,229
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  17. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 718
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  18. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 973
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  19. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 593
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  20. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,422
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  21. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 510
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  22. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,135
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  23. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,714
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  24. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 548
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  25. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,569
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  26. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,713
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  27. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,405
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  28. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,047
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  29. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 33,674
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  30. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,670
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  31. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 8,950
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  32. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 903
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  33. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,422
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  34. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,538
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  35. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,290
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  36. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,121
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  37. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 935
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  38. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,046
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  39. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 985
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  40. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,639
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  41. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,092
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,405
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  42. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,167
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
  43. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,606
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  44. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,216
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 4,571
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  45. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,278
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post

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