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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: 170
    • Views: 87,517
    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: 51,859
    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: 121,287
    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: 17,895
    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: 18,219
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Aspiring - Am I being realistic?

    Started by gigaLion, December 21st, 2018 03:29
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,376
    April 24th, 2019, 07:49 Go to last post
  2. Applying for 2019

    Started by Popapop2, September 11th, 2018 06:02
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 9,013
    April 2nd, 2019, 05:53 Go to last post
  3. Excited applicant from Philippines here!

    Started by mikecha, December 16th, 2018 18:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 388
    December 16th, 2018, 18:34 Go to last post
  4. My JET application 2019 (Aus)

    Started by Thomastm33, October 27th, 2018 17:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 954
    October 30th, 2018, 09:49 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,076
    October 6th, 2018, 02:22 Go to last post
  5. Anyone applying for 2018?

    Started by phthalocyanine, September 15th, 2017 10:59
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 11,827
    June 15th, 2018, 13:09 Go to last post
  6. Printing submitted application

    Started by mohammadbaldwin121, May 29th, 2018 19:42
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 775
    June 1st, 2018, 09:13 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 722
    June 1st, 2018, 09:10 Go to last post
  7. Waitlist/Re-application

    Started by Gkmurphy, April 17th, 2018 22:18
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,082
    April 18th, 2018, 08:46 Go to last post
  8. 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: 4,861
    February 16th, 2018, 06:38 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,450
    October 25th, 2017, 08:14 Go to last post
  9. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 972
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  10. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,944
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  11. Red Flags on Application?

    Started by injektilo, August 26th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,780
    August 28th, 2017, 08:26 Go to last post
  12. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,892
    August 22nd, 2017, 09:10 Go to last post
  13. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,499
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  14. The Somewhat Late 2017 Placements Thread

    Started by Madjawa, May 31st, 2017 08:41
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 6,572
    June 6th, 2017, 09:46 Go to last post
  15. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 5,518
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  16. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,194
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  17. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 6,148
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post
  18. Aspiring Australian JETs 2017

    Started by Teddy, December 3rd, 2016 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 7,075
    March 31st, 2017, 19:06 Go to last post
  19. 2017 Hopefuls/applicants self-intro thread

    Started by Madjawa, September 29th, 2016 09:40
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 27,275
    March 30th, 2017, 08:09 Go to last post
  20. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,323
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,401
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  21. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 7,203
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,386
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  22. Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    Started by impressionn, January 20th, 2017 08:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,744
    February 4th, 2017, 06:24 Go to last post
  23. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,815
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  24. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,378
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  25. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,505
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  26. Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Started by toast, January 11th, 2017 16:41
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,563
    January 18th, 2017, 08:15 Go to last post
  27. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,389
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  28. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,209
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  29. Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    Started by Tara, January 5th, 2017 03:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 5,009
    January 13th, 2017, 08:18 Go to last post
  30. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,465
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  31. Any '17/18 aspirers out there?

    Started by LeBron, August 9th, 2016 21:29
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 4,290
    December 20th, 2016, 17:44 Go to last post
  32. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,983
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  33. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,418
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  34. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,136
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  35. 2016 Alternates Thread

    Started by simplesam, March 31st, 2016 05:07
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
    • Replies: 234
    • Views: 45,720
    November 12th, 2016, 19:22 Go to last post
  36. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,940
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  37. Best cities to list as preference?

    Started by toast, August 31st, 2016 19:37
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 14,185
    October 31st, 2016, 08:35 Go to last post
  38. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,761
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  39. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,447
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  40. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,204
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  41. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,421
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
  42. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,117
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
  43. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,804
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  44. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,052
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
  45. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,823
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post

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