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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: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,861
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,589
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 37,899
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  4. 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: 59,209
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  5. 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: 92,004
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,268
    October 2nd, 2014, 00:56 Go to last post
  1. Interview results in Scotland

    Started by abscondita, April 1st, 2015 23:39
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 782
    April 1st, 2015, 23:39 Go to last post
  2. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,290
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  3. Online form

    Started by haitch40, October 22nd, 2015 20:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 650
    October 22nd, 2015, 20:16 Go to last post
  4. Looking to take the plunge (at last!)

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 06:58
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 843
    January 28th, 2016, 06:58 Go to last post
  5. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 936
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 511
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  8. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 155
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  9. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 928
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  10. 2015 Reference Letter Question

    Started by ShareBear, May 22nd, 2014 20:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,316
    May 22nd, 2014, 21:26 Go to last post
  11. Question about Gap in education at same institute

    Started by fluffybunny, October 24th, 2014 02:02
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 711
    October 24th, 2014, 02:39 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 778
    October 22nd, 2014, 10:51 Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Anyone having trouble printing the forms?

    Started by arual, November 14th, 2014 09:25
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 883
    November 26th, 2014, 23:24 Go to last post
  14. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 550
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  15. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,119
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  16. Thank you!

    Started by BabyKing, April 3rd, 2016 01:46
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,330
    April 3rd, 2016, 04:24 Go to last post
  17. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 986
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  18. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,123
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 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: 596
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  20. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 464
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. Oddity in the medical self assessment form

    Started by Master Mushroom, November 8th, 2014 05:08
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 848
    November 8th, 2014, 06:17 Go to last post
  23. 2015 Canadian Hopefuls :)

    Started by genkispirit, November 19th, 2014 05:17
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 974
    November 20th, 2014, 14:57 Go to last post
  24. Dropping my minor?

    Started by Applicant2014, December 4th, 2014 04:45
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,106
    December 5th, 2014, 12:52 Go to last post
  25. Fiancé joining me in Japan in the future?

    Started by JestersJ, January 14th, 2015 05:23
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 856
    January 14th, 2015, 05:33 Go to last post
  26. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

    Started by starxrox, September 2nd, 2015 08:52
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  27. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 916
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  28. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 817
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  29. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,001
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,285
    June 23rd, 2016, 15:15 Go to last post
  30. Red Flags on Application?

    Started by injektilo, August 26th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 299
    August 28th, 2017, 08:26 Go to last post
  31. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,168
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,003
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  32. Happy to go in April - but no Certificate of Health ready

    Started by prazza, November 19th, 2014 02:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 910
    November 19th, 2014, 21:34 Go to last post
  33. Preview the Application?

    Started by Toki, November 6th, 2014 09:41
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 756
    November 6th, 2014, 09:59 Go to last post
  34. Spousal Visa Requirements

    Started by starfish, January 19th, 2015 14:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 815
    January 21st, 2015, 07:41 Go to last post
  35. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 926
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  36. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,302
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  37. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,010
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  38. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,172
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  39. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,168
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,129
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  40. 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
  41. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 721
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  42. 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
  43. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,049
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  44. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,136
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  45. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 975
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post

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