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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: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,616
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 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: 67
    • Views: 37,978
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,893
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  4. 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: 92,208
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  5. 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: 59,380
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  1. TEFL?

    Started by pimmsy, May 16th, 2014 14:49
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,647
    May 17th, 2014, 07:22 Go to last post
  2. 2015 Reference Letter Question

    Started by ShareBear, May 22nd, 2014 20:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,318
    May 22nd, 2014, 21:26 Go to last post
  3. Japanese driving test

    Started by sharpinthefang, May 30th, 2014 05:23
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,779
    May 30th, 2014, 22:01 Go to last post
  4. Japanese before applying

    Started by ishawwite74, May 21st, 2014 22:29
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 8,226
    June 17th, 2014, 12:17 Go to last post
  5. Language study program - how difficult is it?

    Started by reli3133, May 24th, 2014 19:12
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 4,481
    July 4th, 2014, 12:17 Go to last post
  6. Shipping

    Started by greyjoy, July 17th, 2014 13:41
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,872
    July 18th, 2014, 07:30 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,258
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
  7. Using JET to eventually get a job in a private high school

    Started by elmaldito, August 11th, 2014 01:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,467
    August 26th, 2014, 14:49 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,566
    August 30th, 2014, 15:41 Go to last post
  8. Worth it?

    Started by RoflCopter, April 27th, 2014 02:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 6,739
    September 14th, 2014, 14:25 Go to last post
  9. Arriving in Japan

    Started by greyjoy, April 11th, 2014 11:29
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 10,943
    September 16th, 2014, 12:58 Go to last post
  10. Hair Dyes

    Started by tobio, September 16th, 2014 14:52
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,689
    September 26th, 2014, 08:48 Go to last post
  11. Getting an Official Transcript

    Started by rain, October 1st, 2014 07:32
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,812
    October 1st, 2014, 19:47 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,269
    October 2nd, 2014, 00:56 Go to last post
  12. New JET Program website for USA

    Started by miamicoordinator, October 1st, 2014 23:03
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,626
    October 3rd, 2014, 16:50 Go to last post
  13. CIR

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, October 6th, 2014 00:37
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 4,036
    October 8th, 2014, 22:30 Go to last post
  14. Shipping application via Fedex??

    Started by WonderingUnicorn, October 8th, 2014 12:40
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,269
    October 9th, 2014, 11:03 Go to last post
  15. Early Placement?

    Started by krayziesensei, October 4th, 2014 01:52
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,421
    October 9th, 2014, 14:52 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,276
    October 11th, 2014, 02:30 Go to last post
  16. JET and Student Loan Debt

    Started by ambrosse, October 9th, 2014 22:31
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,497
    October 11th, 2014, 03:33 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,003
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  17. JET application follow up?

    Started by hiddenlee22, October 11th, 2014 22:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,470
    October 14th, 2014, 01:58 Go to last post
  18. 2015 US Application Question

    Started by weepinbell, October 16th, 2014 01:15
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,017
    October 16th, 2014, 07:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 778
    October 22nd, 2014, 10:51 Go to last post
  19. Error reported in the JET Application

    Started by Ark42, October 16th, 2014 09:39
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,850
    October 22nd, 2014, 22:31 Go to last post
  20. Certificate of Health

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 25th, 2014 22:56
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,735
    October 23rd, 2014, 01:22 Go to last post
  21. Question about Gap in education at same institute

    Started by fluffybunny, October 24th, 2014 02:02
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 712
    October 24th, 2014, 02:39 Go to last post
  22. TweedPawn's Hangout for Second Chances

    Started by TweedPawn, October 5th, 2014 04:03
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,470
    October 26th, 2014, 09:24 Go to last post
  23. Is Interac worth going for?

    Started by firemarth, October 18th, 2014 14:37
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 7,455
    October 27th, 2014, 11:22 Go to last post
  24. Which of these letters to include?

    Started by JetMaybe2015, October 29th, 2014 09:23
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,833
    October 30th, 2014, 01:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,193
    October 30th, 2014, 01:31 Go to last post
  25. Descriptions and Content

    Started by dbw146, October 22nd, 2014 15:18
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,089
    October 31st, 2014, 00:19 Go to last post
  26. JETs Driving In Japan Questions

    Started by Valkerion, October 9th, 2014 05:09
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,503
    October 31st, 2014, 12:25 Go to last post
  27. Weird issue with physician's form

    Started by Fantasylife, November 1st, 2014 07:36
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 820
    November 1st, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  28. Placement requests!

    Started by eeveewoo, October 23rd, 2014 15:23
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 174
    • Views: 12,434
    November 1st, 2014, 20:57 Go to last post
  29. Clothing advice for new JETs

    Started by Jiggit, May 14th, 2014 10:00
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 149
    • Views: 14,968
    November 2nd, 2014, 07:26 Go to last post
  30. Interview Locations for Those Living Abroad

    Started by Penguee, October 15th, 2014 11:04
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,063
    November 3rd, 2014, 20:09 Go to last post
  31. Advice for current dispatch ALT in Japan who is applying to JET?

    Started by project_4, October 26th, 2014 20:57
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,976
    November 4th, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  32. Preview the Application?

    Started by Toki, November 6th, 2014 09:41
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 757
    November 6th, 2014, 09:59 Go to last post
  33. Some simple advice for you while applying/interviewing

    Started by BeckyJones, October 24th, 2014 08:45
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 4,407
    November 6th, 2014, 14:35 Go to last post
  34. Oddity in the medical self assessment form

    Started by Master Mushroom, November 8th, 2014 05:08
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 850
    November 8th, 2014, 06:17 Go to last post
  35. I thought I'd introduce myself

    Started by Kislingbury, November 6th, 2014 13:59
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,463
    November 10th, 2014, 14:23 Go to last post
  36. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,169
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
  37. Question regards the self declared medical form.

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 9th, 2014 21:06
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,154
    November 11th, 2014, 15:38 Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,937
    November 17th, 2014, 08:50 Go to last post
  38. Receiving your self addressed stamped envelope?

    Started by hiddenlee22, November 15th, 2014 02:05
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,289
    November 18th, 2014, 07:43 Go to last post
  39. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by Neycourt, October 10th, 2014 08:04
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,688
    November 19th, 2014, 08:42 Go to last post
  40. Happy to go in April - but no Certificate of Health ready

    Started by prazza, November 19th, 2014 02:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 911
    November 19th, 2014, 21:34 Go to last post
  41. Quick Question-Application Error

    Started by JetJaguar, November 6th, 2014 03:21
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,872
    November 20th, 2014, 05:31 Go to last post
  42. 2015 Canadian Hopefuls :)

    Started by genkispirit, November 19th, 2014 05:17
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 975
    November 20th, 2014, 14:57 Go to last post

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