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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: 170
    • Views: 78,313
    December 16th, 2018, 18:28 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 48,037
    July 19th, 2018, 14:41 Go to last post
  3. 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: 114,053
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 16,624
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 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: 17,176
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Excited applicant from Philippines here!

    Started by mikecha, December 16th, 2018 18:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25
    December 16th, 2018, 18:34 Go to last post
  2. Applying for 2019

    Started by Popapop2, September 11th, 2018 06:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,495
    November 21st, 2018, 06:41 Go to last post
  3. My JET application 2019 (Aus)

    Started by Thomastm33, October 27th, 2018 17:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 466
    October 30th, 2018, 09:49 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 535
    October 6th, 2018, 02:22 Go to last post
  4. Anyone applying for 2018?

    Started by phthalocyanine, September 15th, 2017 10:59
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 8,950
    June 15th, 2018, 13:09 Go to last post
  5. Printing submitted application

    Started by mohammadbaldwin121, May 29th, 2018 19:42
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 463
    June 1st, 2018, 09:13 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 408
    June 1st, 2018, 09:10 Go to last post
  6. Waitlist/Re-application

    Started by Gkmurphy, April 17th, 2018 22:18
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 697
    April 18th, 2018, 08:46 Go to last post
  7. Is a Driver's License a dealmaker/breaker?

    Started by mirai, August 29th, 2017 15:31
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,747
    February 16th, 2018, 06:38 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,777
    October 25th, 2017, 08:14 Go to last post
  8. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 687
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  9. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,483
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  10. Red Flags on Application?

    Started by injektilo, August 26th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,350
    August 28th, 2017, 08:26 Go to last post
  11. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,341
    August 22nd, 2017, 09:10 Go to last post
  12. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,149
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  13. The Somewhat Late 2017 Placements Thread

    Started by Madjawa, May 31st, 2017 08:41
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,603
    June 6th, 2017, 09:46 Go to last post
  14. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,624
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  15. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,524
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  16. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 4,944
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post
  17. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 6,123
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  18. 2017 Hopefuls/applicants self-intro thread

    Started by Madjawa, September 29th, 2016 09:40
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 23,311
    March 30th, 2017, 08:09 Go to last post
  19. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,017
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,953
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  20. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,930
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,938
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  21. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,296
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  22. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,446
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  23. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,906
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  24. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,183
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  25. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,974
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  26. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,076
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  27. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,844
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  28. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 4,229
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  29. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,146
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  30. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,786
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  31. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,570
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  32. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,047
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  33. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,750
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  34. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 41,628
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  35. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,501
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  36. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 12,760
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  37. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,463
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  38. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,087
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  39. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,616
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  40. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,027
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  41. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,774
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  42. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,477
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  43. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,698
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  44. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,514
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  45. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,372
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post

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