My JET Program Personal Statement Essay (2014)

As you may or may not know, this is the blog of an English teacher in Japan. I’m not with the JET Program, but with Interac instead. To give this post more credibility, I was accepted by JET in both 2014 and 2015, but chose to go with Interac. (The blog post #1 on my to-do list is one that will explain my reasoning for doing so… I’ll post it eventually, I […]

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JET Program Timeline (2013 and 2014)

Hello everyone! I figured that, since I put my Interac timeline up, I may as well do the same with my JET Program timeline. I hope someone finds this helpful! (Please, please let me know if you do in the comments! It’ll give me some motivation to continue writing and providing soon-to-be-ALTs with any information I can.) So, a little bit of background if you don’t already know my story: I […]

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I Did It :(

“I did it” can be taken so many different ways, which is why I felt compelled to add that little frowny face up there… My “I did it” is not a happy one. Rather, it was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make in a while. As of this morning, I am no longer a candidate for the JET Program. I officially submitted my withdrawal and will […]

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JET Placement Details

JET Placement

JET has been on point this year. I don’t know why people like to rag on JET in particular about long wait times, etc. when they’ve been great so far! People online like to talk about how fast the Interac turnaround is, but that’s about it… the rest of the experience has been pretty mediocre so far. Sure, you find out if you’ve been accepted to interview/hired faster, but there’s […]

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And You Thought They Were Done…

After slaying the beast that was the JET application, I thought the bulk of the information-gathering was done. But then I realized this was the Japanese government I was talking about… For a job in a country that thrives on bureaucracy. The paperwork was only getting started.

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