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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    So, I'm reclaiming this thread for those of us still waiting alternates.congrats to all of you who have been upgraded tho. You are out of purgatory, that's awesome!
    For any of the rest of you...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Nashville's was due last Friday, which was why I figured someone would start hearing yesterday.
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Yay! Congrats. I've been waiting to hear if anyone got upgraded today. I figured he wouldn't do anything before today. Still keeping my fingers crossed tho. Good luck on your placement.
    Btw, did...
  4. Re: Postgraduate studies while on JET/ALT-ing in Japan

    I have wondered about the legality and the morality of this myself. Not so much so that time spent on JET would "mean something" since if you can't spin this then you need classes in cv writing, not...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Wait, you all think that getting your forms back sooner affect how likely you are to be upgraded? I didn't think that was how it worked, although I'm glad mine are already in and processed. I must...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Yay for you! I'm super excited. (Plus keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of us)
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    Re: Driving...

    I agree with word that having a license doesn't equal owning a car (speaking of the US only). If you are ridding or out with someone and they begin to have a medical emergency, it would be nice if...
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    Re: Background Check shiz

    I was under the impression that Field Print was a channeler service, so i didnt use them.
    Instead I went to our jail house (a lot bigger than it sounds in my medium sized city) since that's where...
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    Re: Terrified 2016 applicant

    While I can't say that I'm on my way to Japan for certain, yet, I really don't feel that many of my medical issues were a factor. I've suffered from clinical depression and anxiety/panic attacks -...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    That's rough for both of you. I'm very sorry to hear it.
    Right now though, as much as it sucks that we are stuck in limbo, at least we didn't get our hopes up to be dashed. I feel so bad for the...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    I fully intend to live my life, just as I have been doing. At work, I've been going with the assumption that I'll be there in the fall teaching classes and everything else. I'll have to decide what...
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    Re: 2015 Interview Results

    Yeah, add me to that list of alternates. Funny, I was ready for a no or yes but not alternate. But keeping my fingers crossed for an upgrade. Hopefully before the fall semester starts so I don't have...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Nashville finally
    But... I'm an alternate. So limbo continues
    However, Congrats to everyone. We've all worked so hard for this. No matter the results.
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    Re: Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Congrats!
    Good luck if you're still waiting to hear.
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Well I doubt it would blow up just from California, plus I believe it has been said that the whole country is ranked together so we should all hear about the same time. Also, I've heard (through the...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Has anyone other than Gunj seen SF's comment in the new advice for ALTs thread? Just wondering... Go take a look if you haven't.
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    I remember having a mini conversation with my coordinator during my interview about this. I don't remember how it came up exactly, but it was along the lines of how would I continue the experience...
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    Re: FBI Background Check delayed?

    My only question about the background check is that the JET website says to wait for further instructions because those leaving in the summer will have different directions from those leaving on ED....
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    Re: Black hair in Japan

    Thanks bird, I knew I should've gone into marketing. Oh well. Maybe I can still sell that.
    Yeah my hair is a bit different in that it can take a lot of humidity (we're talking standing in a steamy...
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    Re: Black hair in Japan

    I actually transitioned my hair a few years back when I decided I wanted to try for the JET program because I knew it would be impossible to find a place to get my hair relaxed. It actually turned...
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    Re: Change in medical history after interview

    So, according to those guidelines: get a cold during this time of the year and no medication needed, no need to report anything. But get a sinus infection,very similar sickness level but medication...
  22. Re: Pros and Cons of teaching different school levels

    So in my interview the coordinator asked me about my substitute experience and from that I think he threw me into the ES category. I said I worked more with ES schools here but that's only because...
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    Re: Interview Advice/Prep?

    Thanks for the replies guys, and the laughs. I needed both. I think I can easily hide the hair. It might peek slightly, but you'd have to be looking for it. I'll stick with my studs for my ears and...
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    Re: Interview Advice/Prep?

    So I am a little concerned. Since my application, I have had magenta applied to a section of my hair. It was purple, which was hardly noticeable. I think I can hide it for the interview; it's just a...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    I think I vote for the button idea. It's so secret society, but you can tell people. Of course If we all had on buttons and then did the Dead Poets' Society thing, that would attract even more...
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