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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Interac Timeline (2015-2016)

Chances are, you’ve stumbled onto my blog doing a quick Google search for something Interac-related to read so you don’t go crazy waiting for updates from Interac. I understand completely. It’s a long and tedious wait… And I’ve been through it too, so I can sympathize.   I’ve included my entire Interac timeline, from my application to my first day of training. I departed as part of the Autumn 2015 […]

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What’s a Kansai

  Image courtesy of Flickr user Fernanda Bento Sad to say, but when I tell my friends and family that I live in Kansai, they have no idea what I’m talking about. “Is that Tokyo?” they’ll mostly ask, their knowledge of Japan limited to it’s capitol and nothing more. So I thought I’d make it easy and explain… What is Kansai, exactly?

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