I’m going to Japan!!! I’ve been accepted into the JET Program!
This post is a brief overview of what the process for applying to JET was for me. It’s not the same for everyone but I will put a more detailed post about the process and what I used to prepare later on.
While in college, I kept going going back and forth about whether or not I should apply for JET. It wasn’t until program coordinator for my region visited my campus that I finally decided to apply.
I started working on the application later than I should have and probably didn’t turn it in until the deadline last November. Afterwards, I thought I wouldn’t get it, so I put it out of my mind and focused on graduating in December.
After graduating, I focused on getting a job. Any job was fine as long as it paid enough for my bills and allowed me to save some money on the side.
Eventually – I think it was some time in January – I got an email that stated my application was chosen and I had been selected for a interview at the regional Japanese consulate. I was able to review some interview questions thanks to a former sensei of mine.
My interview was early February and we were told to not share any information about the interview and the results would be available in April.
It was a long time waiting as I started working to save up money just in case. Then in the last week of March, I was told that I have been chosen as a short-list candidate and will be leaving for Japan in late July after all paperwork has been completed.
I think this will be a great opportunity for me and will use it to improve my abilities.