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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: 15,076
    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: 16,101
    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: 43,274
    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
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    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 70,478
    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
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 105,599
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  1. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

    Started by starxrox, September 2nd, 2015 08:52
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  2. Waitlist/Re-application

    Started by Gkmurphy, April 17th, 2018 22:18
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 89
    April 18th, 2018, 08:46 Go to last post
  3. Moved: Molestation

    Started by starfish, January 29th, 2015 03:44
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  4. Moved: Irish application questions 2015

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, January 8th, 2015 11:18
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  5. Gathering Application Packs

    Started by Snow, October 3rd, 2017 05:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 437
    October 3rd, 2017, 05:04 Go to last post
  6. Online form

    Started by haitch40, October 22nd, 2015 20:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 719
    October 22nd, 2015, 20:16 Go to last post
  7. JET Early Departure Reply Approximate Dates?

    Started by kakikala, March 11th, 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 781
    March 12th, 2017, 13:01 Go to last post
  8. Question about Gap in education at same institute

    Started by fluffybunny, October 24th, 2014 02:02
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 783
    October 24th, 2014, 02:39 Go to last post
  9. Moved: Alternative Forum

    Started by Lorenzo, April 8th, 2015 01:45
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  10. Red Flags on Application?

    Started by injektilo, August 26th, 2017 05:10
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 812
    August 28th, 2017, 08:26 Go to last post
  11. Preview the Application?

    Started by Toki, November 6th, 2014 09:41
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 819
    November 6th, 2014, 09:59 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 845
    October 22nd, 2014, 10:51 Go to last post
  12. Interview results in Scotland

    Started by abscondita, April 1st, 2015 23:39
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 846
    April 1st, 2015, 23:39 Go to last post
  13. New York Interviews 2017

    Started by psd25, January 18th, 2017 06:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 855
    January 18th, 2017, 06:10 Go to last post
  14. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 871
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  15. Spousal Visa Requirements

    Started by starfish, January 19th, 2015 14:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 883
    January 21st, 2015, 07:41 Go to last post
  16. Weird issue with physician's form

    Started by Fantasylife, November 1st, 2014 07:36
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 892
    November 1st, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  17. Medical Health Certificate?

    Started by Turtle Scarf, January 11th, 2017 06:34
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 897
    January 11th, 2017, 13:07 Go to last post
  18. Oddity in the medical self assessment form

    Started by Master Mushroom, November 8th, 2014 05:08
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 906
    November 8th, 2014, 06:17 Go to last post
  19. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 907
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post
  20. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 911
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  21. Looking to take the plunge (at last!)

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 06:58
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 912
    January 28th, 2016, 06:58 Go to last post
  22. Fiancé joining me in Japan in the future?

    Started by JestersJ, January 14th, 2015 05:23
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 933
    January 14th, 2015, 05:33 Go to last post
  23. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 940
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  24. Statement of Purpose Length

    Started by YeezyMode, November 21st, 2014 10:59
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 941
    November 21st, 2014, 16:08 Go to last post
  25. Anyone having trouble printing the forms?

    Started by arual, November 14th, 2014 09:25
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 944
    November 26th, 2014, 23:24 Go to last post
  26. Happy to go in April - but no Certificate of Health ready

    Started by prazza, November 19th, 2014 02:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 984
    November 19th, 2014, 21:34 Go to last post
  27. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,010
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  28. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,012
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  29. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,014
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  30. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,019
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  31. 2015 Canadian Hopefuls :)

    Started by genkispirit, November 19th, 2014 05:17
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,038
    November 20th, 2014, 14:57 Go to last post
  32. Changing university modules..

    Started by Riza, January 17th, 2015 00:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,072
    January 18th, 2015, 05:35 Go to last post
  33. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,079
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  34. 2015 US Application Question

    Started by weepinbell, October 16th, 2014 01:15
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,094
    October 16th, 2014, 07:05 Go to last post
  35. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,100
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  36. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,102
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,134
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  37. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,137
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
  38. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,161
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  39. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,196
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  40. Dropping my minor?

    Started by Applicant2014, December 4th, 2014 04:45
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,201
    December 5th, 2014, 12:52 Go to last post
  41. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,222
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,225
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  42. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,248
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
  43. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,258
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
  44. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,262
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  45. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,275
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  46. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,288
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,289
    October 30th, 2014, 01:31 Go to last post

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