So you’ve finally gotten through the paperwork, essays, and letters of recommendation. You’ve waited the month and a half it takes to hear back. You finally find an email telling you that you’ve been selected for an interview. Now what? Continue reading Interviewing



Now that I’m officially on the shortlist for the JET Program, I can finally relax. It was a long process of not knowing for sure if I would end up going, but now it’s just a couple months of coasting before I take off.

I wanted to talk a little about what I’m expecting out of the program. I think it will be interesting to look back on this post in the future and see my thought process a week after being shortlisted. Continue reading Expectations


Although the JET Program’s application is something that is mostly done on your own, there are some parts that require the help of others. Namely, the letters of recommendation. Most people have professors or managers who they have aside to write letters of recommendation for them. Someone who knows them well enough to write a personal review of their character, and someone who has an impressive enough title to hold weight. I thought that was the case for me. Continue reading Recommendation