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    Re: Raising Initial Start Up Funds

    FTFY

    Its more than I make now, sure, but I am not halfway across the world as well...
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    Re: Raising Initial Start Up Funds

    I am a Substitute Teacher making less than half what I will be making in Japan. I only interviewed this last weekend but have several people already pledging to donate some cash for my start up.
    I...
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    Re: Raising Initial Start Up Funds

    They only help you find the apartment and be a guarantor. The rest (first two months rent, key money, deposit, etc...)is all on you up front. On top of that, you are not paid until the end of your...
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    Re: Raising Initial Start Up Funds

    That is what they suggest. That does not cover airfair of course.

    Its steep. ($5000 in USD) Still I would rather have too much at the on set than not enough.
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    Raising Initial Start Up Funds

    Hey everyone,

    I applied with Interac and I am starting to raise my start up funds.

    Any interesting ways that you guys got the 500000 yen to start?

    -MDM
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Did you apply for the 2016 application?
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    Sticky: Re: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    I am copying the advice here into a word document so I have it available if I get the interview. Thanks for posting it word!
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Application is in and now the waiting starts. Good luck everyone!
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    Re: Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread - Page 6
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    Re: Question for JET Coordinator

    Yeah, I am scheduled to pick up the other transcript in the morning. I will send it in just in case. Thanks guys!
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    Question for JET Coordinator

    This is a question specifically for one of the JET Coordinators that are regulars here (or anyone else that thinks they may know the answer.)

    My university transcripts include the ONE class I took...
  12. Sticky: Re: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Well, I have worked on my SOP for roughly a month and a half now. Two rewrites and three revisions later I beleive I am done. Yet, there is still one more test.

    I need a real nit-picker. Someone...
  13. Sticky: Re: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help. Its the second most helpful I have seen ITIL (the first being the thread about a lost driver's license). Who knew you were a bunch of softies! hehe

    So,...
  14. Sticky: Re: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Here's a general questions regarding SOP Letters: how do you "stand out" without being campy or rediculous?

    That's my current struggle as I am rewriting my third draft of my SOP.
  15. Do you know any resources to refresh English grammar skills?

    I am seeking to refresh my grammar skills from college.

    Anyone have any resources they personally recommend or have heard good things about?

    -MDM
  16. Sticky: Re: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Well got feedback from Ace. It hurt so good and I am now revising. Any takers for reading/commenting on my second draft?
  17. Sticky: Re: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Hello! I hope your summer is going well. I know its only August. I know that the 2016 app isn't even out yet. I know I am starting this early. Despite all that, I have an SOP rough draft ready for...
  18. Thread: Interview Results

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    Interview Results

    Alas, I did not get selected for an interview with JET. I hope all those that did will do well in their interviews and find themselves in Japan come July! Good luck everyone!
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    Re: So, where do you stand with your 2014 application?

    I got my confirmation card!! Wooot!!!
  20. Re: Peace Boat (Volunteer English/Spanish teaching, interpreting)

    Why can't US nationals go to a US state (Hawaii)?
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    Re: So, where do you stand with your 2014 application?

    Still no confirmation from the consulate. I am getting worried. UPS said it was received and signed for. So I hope they are just busy.
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    Re: So, where do you stand with your 2014 application?

    Sent mine in just now. Paid a ton of money for priority delivery through UPS. I double, triple, quadriple checked everything. Revised my SOP like 3 times. Now, I am in God's hands. Good luck...
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    Re: So, where do you stand with your 2014 application?

    Gonna send mine in hopefully either this weekend or next monday on express mail. I am having to really overhaul the first half of my SOP. Almost everyone that read it suggested I do so. I figured if...
  24. Re: Is JET actually that much better than other opportunities?

    I figured the extremes stand out, just surprised to see what kind of extremes we are talking about here. This definitely shows my lack of life experience but I figured people would be a bit more...
  25. Re: Is JET actually that much better than other opportunities?

    What?!?! Seriously?
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