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
It’s been a wild ride these past couple of months and I realize I haven’t written anything here for a long time, so without further ado, here’s a little something to get you up to speed… Continue reading Accepted
2016 has been a pretty remarkable year for me. I traveled to countries I had never dreamed of visiting, finished school, and fulfilled a lifelong goal of living in Japan. I had countless memorable experiences and made friends from across the globe.
Now, it’s time to look forward to 2017 and begin a new chapter. Continue reading Forward
This past Saturday, I finally graduated. Four (and a half) years of hard work finally paid off and I am finally able to move on with my life. Now, it’s all about looking forward.
Unfortunately, my situation is still bittersweet. Continue reading Graduation
With a little over a week left before the final due date, I submitted my online application and sent my paper application in the mail. Now, there isn’t a whole lot left to do but wait. Continue reading Sent
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
It seems like I’ve spent more time stressing about the Statement of Purpose than I have spent actually writing it. That being said, I’ve completed three drafts so far and plan on starting a fourth soon. Considering this is the biggest, most important part of the application, I can’t afford to submit anything that’s less than perfect. Continue reading Purpose