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    This may be a redundant topic but with the next round of JET applications opening soon I thought it might be worth bringing up. Having done a fair bit of research into what is required from our SoPs it seems that there are differences based on the country from which you are applying, bearing that in mind would it make sense to create threads in this forum that would allow for discussion and quick reference for each of these nations rather than see questions come up in more general threads? If that were the case then it might make SoP discussion easier as well as applicants wouldn't run the risk of taking on board information that might be harmful to their statements (such as using an incorrect structure).

    I think this would also be a good idea for potential applicants to have some kind of contact with other people in their home countries looking to do this programme which could make preparation easier.

    I'm sure people have discussed this before but I couldn't find any threads so I thought I would just throw in my opinion, sorry if this is the wrong place for something like this.
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    Default Re: Applicant threads by nation? JET UK applicant

    Threads for each country is fine. As you said, there can be differences in procedure by country, and even by consulate. So, this is now the UK thread!
    ...because Japan.

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    Default Re: Applicant threads by nation? JET UK applicant

    We've done country threads before , but when we cleaned out applying they all got moved. Antonath, want to change the thread title to uk applying 2014?
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    Default re: UK JET Applicants 2014 (Locked)

    Done!

    Fellow Brits, assemble! One of you may get my spot next year!
    ...because Japan.

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    When I leave they'll almost certainly be begging for anyone but a British Jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayl1 View Post
    When I leave they'll almost certainly be begging for anyone but a British Jet.

    Best ALT EVER.
    Are you from The North?

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    I live in Cheshire, but spent the first ten years of my life in Hertfordshire, so thankfully, have a southern accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayl1 View Post
    When I leave they'll almost certainly be begging for anyone but a British Jet.

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    Sounds like you made one hell of an impression. Also what's wrong with being a northerner/ having a northern accent?

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    Default re: UK JET Applicants 2014 (Locked)

    if you have a thick northern accent nobody will be able to understand you, including your fellow ALTs
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    You don't need to tell me about the perils of a northern accent but having spent 20 of the last 24 years in Manchester I've become desensitised to them, I forget how awful a proper northern accent can be to the unprepared.

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    Wooo British thread! Any current ALTs fancy reading my Personal Statement?

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    I posted in the other thread, but I'm willing to look at statements. Just give me a working day or two to get back to you.

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    Default re: UK JET Applicants 2014 (Locked)

    Hey now... one of my good friends in my city has one of the most horrendous northern english accents I have ever heard, and he's on jet. Half the time even the brits don't know wtf he is sayin :P
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    We Jeeperneez are express all emotion through money. Wedding is happy money. Funeral is sad money. Izakaya is friendship money. Girl-bar is almost-sex money. But babby-borning is bery happy money, as no babby in Japan. All babby is special so we is givings much money as presento for babby.

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    Fortunately I'm from down south. Then again, I go to uni in Birmingham so I'm quite experienced in translating incomprehensible babbling, especially with all the 'Yow' and 'Yam' that goes on around here -_-

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    I was at Birmingham uni for 4 years, one of my best mates had an impenetrable black country accent, I'm still not sure if he really hated me and I just didn't understand him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzvi View Post
    I was at Birmingham uni for 4 years, one of my best mates had an impenetrable black country accent, I'm still not sure if he really hated me and I just didn't understand him.
    Haha nice, which uni? I'm at UoB. My ex of 1 1/2 years was from around these parts, still find it difficult even after spending that long with someone who talks like it XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuria View Post
    Haha nice, which uni? I'm at UoB. My ex of 1 1/2 years was from around these parts, still find it difficult even after spending that long with someone who talks like it XD
    UoB was my uni as well, lived on Tiverton and Dawlish if you know Selly Oak, fantastic campus still miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzvi View Post
    UoB was my uni as well, lived on Tiverton and Dawlish if you know Selly Oak, fantastic campus still miss it.
    Right now sat in my room on Dale Road, opposite Tiverton =D
    I reckon I'll miss it as well, although probably not for a few months if I end up in Japan haha

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    Another Brummie here. Left UoB quite a few years ago now though... Slaving away on my personal statement to try to get everything ready for when applications open.

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    I went to UoB too! Get Junko to do your reference if she's still there (and you know her). Pretty sure she got me onto the programme.

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