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    Re: 2017 Alternate List

    I was an alternate from April to July 2014 and was upgraded. For those months in between I was dating a girl who I told I would be moving to Japan. Of course, I didn't know if I'd be upgraded or not...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    If you didnt put that you were willing to drive and are an alternate I suggest you call your coordinator and tell them to make an adendum, I was upgraded last year after 4 people who refused were...
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    Taxes Questions

    I'm a first year ALT looking for information about filing American taxes before the deadline on April 15. From what I have read, the JET programme website has only information about how to file...
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    Salami anyone? I didn't read every post though
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    Re: 2015 Interview - Accepted and on thread.

    Don't believe this, even if he is a 6' 13'' bristle-bearded Khal. He runs events in Japantown, frequently updates the online masterlist of shortlisted and alternate forms (what's been turned in and...
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    Re: Group B Orientation

    What about group C? Does anyone have information about the shortened version of orientation? I just found out I am on my way to Fukushima!!
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Doesn't it feel like a dream? I honestly thought I was going to wake up for the rest of the day. Congratulations.
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Thank you. And thanks to Miamicoordinator for being so diligent in answering our questions in this alternate confusion. I'm wondering, Itsabird or any recent upgrade, how soon after you were...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    I was upgraded today!!! What a rush! After I moped and moped lol! Upgraded 6-17-2014
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Yesterdays update to the SF list shows 23 left on the alternate list, it began with 28 that accepted their place on it. Looking grim from the golden gate in mid-June.
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    How many times does JET allow you to apply?
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Thank you for your response. I've heard of some shortlisters declining and the upgrades that followed. I was wondering if any had already come specifically from a placement decline. There hasn't been...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Miamicoordinator, can I ask if you know if anyone has been upgraded yet due to a shortlister declining placement?
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    If placements had to be accepted or declined by the shortlisted JETs no later than June 1st so the consulates could report back to Japan, maybe it will just take a week or so for Tokyo to respond...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    There isn't anyone on this thread who has been upgraded in the second 'wave?' I know itsabird was and a few others from Miami but those were all on one day and not because someone had declined their...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    If I apply again next year, does being an alternate from the previous year hold any credibility? Perhaps applying again shows a kind of resolution? Or should I not mention it at all and assume their...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    I hold steady. Wuhan is a COLLEGE city though, you'll have fun regardless. The price of living is less but that means your stipend will be less too. So saving may be hard but thats not what you're...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Oh yes, the food. I'm partial to Japanese personally, the Kobe beef, okonomiyaki, sushi. But enjoy your gaegogi Mrs. Jones. To each their own.
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Korea ≠ Japan for one. Yes, JET may not be "that great for a resume" but if that's the tipping point for excluding it from contention against another degree program than that seems weak. If upward...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    In slightly unrelated and half-depressing news, I received my IRS 6166 forms in the mail today approving my request not to be dually taxed while abroad. Yes, I initially thought they were required...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Seriously, sometimes I just scan the forum pages for miami's comments
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Nice Itsabird. And you've been stressing on this thread as long as anyone.
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    I say do JET. I'm not aware of your situation, but JET is a dream job in Japan. And a year or two away from the states as experience can only help in getting accepted to your Master's Program again....
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    No that's for sharp's interac acceptance gizmo.
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    What's usually the largest upgrade wave?
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