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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
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    • Replies: 168
    • Views: 43,517
    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: 72,111
    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: 9,636
    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: 30,209
    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: 12,384
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,072
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 410
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  2. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 769
    February 6th, 2017, 08:22 Go to last post
  3. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 500
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  4. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 267
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  5. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 485
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  6. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,691
    January 30th, 2017, 11:38 Go to last post
  7. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 264
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  8. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,236
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  9. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 201
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  10. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 677
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  11. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,565
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  12. 2017 Hopefuls/applicants self-intro thread

    Started by Madjawa, September 29th, 2016 09:40
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 9,949
    January 13th, 2017, 06:32 Go to last post
  13. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 180
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  14. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,748
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  15. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,021
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  16. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 840
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  17. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 545
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  18. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 26,868
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  19. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,540
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  20. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 5,502
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  21. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 465
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  22. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 801
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  23. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,535
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  24. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 672
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  25. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 567
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  26. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 513
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  27. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 586
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  28. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 563
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  29. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,026
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  30. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 613
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,422
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  31. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 665
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
  32. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 932
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  33. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 635
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,699
    September 5th, 2016, 17:07 Go to last post
  34. Seeking feedback on personal statement draft

    Started by lmct1992, August 30th, 2016 08:52
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 730
    August 31st, 2016, 16:36 Go to last post
  35. CIR Requirements and How Many are Sent Each Year

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:56
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 2,814
    August 30th, 2016, 01:02 Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,189
    August 29th, 2016, 23:55 Go to last post
  36. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 754
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 816
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 629
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,004
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  37. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 787
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post
  38. 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: 3,653
    August 1st, 2016, 10:48 Go to last post
  39. Economics

    Started by fryfry, June 26th, 2016 09:12
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,294
    July 14th, 2016, 14:57 Go to last post
  40. placement preference question

    Started by Liamers, January 16th, 2015 09:06
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 8,985
    July 12th, 2016, 16:52 Go to last post
  41. 2016 Applications: Placements Megathread

    Started by Frap, May 11th, 2016 10:42
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 214
    • Views: 25,903
    July 9th, 2016, 10:24 Go to last post
  42. Female ALTs wearing pants?

    Started by JPNLKatie, June 22nd, 2016 14:11
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,357
    July 7th, 2016, 13:37 Go to last post

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