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    one other question Randomgirl, does it seem like your daughter is well accepted in the group? my kids are blonde! so I know they are going to stick out. I worry about over attention as well as...
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    Thanks for the information. I like the idea of teaching kids to be independent. Now that I know we're going to Okinawa my research can get a little more specific. seems pretty laid back so far. I...
  3. Re: PLACEMENTS!!! 2015 General Placements Thread

    Okinawa-ken
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    Re: Placement Map??

    We got OKINAWA!!! 1st reqest! Woo-hoo!! (out of Miami) cause MC is AWESOME!!
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    Re: Placement Map??

    seriously?
    I have my money down for next week anyhow.
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    this is why we're leaning towards putting him in school in Japan. the more research I do into it the better it sounds. The Japanese school system (at least in the elementary years) sounds fine, at...
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    Borilocks, We are leaning towards putting him in school, because we do really want him to pick up the language. it really just depends on what the schools are like where we are placed. Mainly my...
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    Borilocks, Thanks for the info. My husband lived in Japan Previously in the military and Japanese Language is his major at Uni, so the language has been apart of the boys lives from the beginning...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Oh Yeah!!! Miami Shortlisted! MC is the greatest!
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    I feel your pain.
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    I was looking at threads from last year and I couldn't find the US one but Australia was getting notified on April 1st. Man I hope its that early!
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    Ok so this wait is KILLING ME! any chance we'll start hearing this week? any guesses? quick someone ask a magic 8 ball!
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    right now My 6 yo can read and write very well, i figure once you learn it its hard to forget. if we go to Japan I'll still work with him on it though. but the 3 yo, well i guess it depends on how...
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    Awesome! I'll definitely give it a try. i just want to have two or three of their favorite movies on my tablet or hell even my iPod just in case of emergencies (like a 6 hour layover or flight delays)
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    I was thinking more on the flight. normally I would just play them on the laptop, but hubby will have that with him. I'm not to concerned about it. were brining most dvds in zipper cd case and just...
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    I'm trying to find a way to turn DVDs into digital copies. I found a program called handbrake that says that's what it does but I haven't used it yet. I'd hate to buy movies on iTunes that I already...
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    its been 10 years since I've been on a plane. do they have wi-fi now? luckily I have a two tablets, a nexus and a kindle fire.
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    People with offspring

    Hello, squirrel here! I wanted to start a thread for us applicants/spouses who have children; so we can discuss questions, concerns, and ideas for getting kids ready for a (potential) big move.
    I...
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    Seriously though, why would you call them and tell them about this? if you got the flu would you tell them? strep throat? after a week its all going to be history. I think you have to draw the line...
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    I don't think this is something they need or want to know, lol. one round of antibiotics and its all in the past. they really only need to know about things that are going to affect you living in...
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    nope not me! its actually my husband that interviewed. and i specifically told him NOT to mention this forum to MC.
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    Re: No families?

    Hello! My husband applied and was granted an interview. we have two little boys (they will be 7 and 4 by August if we get in). he previously lived in Japan for 2 years in the military. he will be...
  23. Re: 2015 Interview - Accepted and on thread.

    Made it!
    Location: Miami
  24. Thread: CIR

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    Re: CIR

    so could you get offered ALT just because there isn't available CIR positions? or is it just for when your Japanese isn't up to par?
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    CIR

    Anyone applying for CIR? Totally drawn on this. Really want to but feel like the chaces are better for ALTs just due to the number of people needed in the program. Are the upping their intake for...
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