JET Life

7 Last Minute Tips to Help You Prepare For The JET Interview

Interviewing for JET in the next week or two? Then this is for you! Having been on both sides of the table as an applicant and an interviewer for the JET Program, I wanted to give some insider tips. I was a nervous wreck before I interviewed at the Japan Consulate in Boston four years… Continue reading 7 Last Minute Tips to Help You Prepare For The JET Interview

Life on JET

The JET Interview Reprise

It's a pivotal time in the JET world...Right around this time, ALTs and CIRs around Japan are signing off on a piece of paper whether they will stay one more year in their placement or go back home, and future JETs in their home countries are preparing for their interviews. This time two years ago… Continue reading The JET Interview Reprise

Life on JET

The JET Interview-My Experience and How to Prepare

"The time has come," the walrus said, "To talk of many things:of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax--" of the JET Interview--and how to prepare. I want to share my JET interview experience, and all the anxiety I had the weeks leading up toย it. My hope is that this will ease the minds of some applicants who… Continue reading The JET Interview-My Experience and How to Prepare

Teaching

Merry Christmas!

This has been my favorite Christmas season yet. I learned this month just how much the country of Japan is infused with the spirit of Christmas. My senseis and students were just so excited for Santa-themed lessons all month long! And after a not-so-festive October 31st on Amami, I worried there wouldn't be much holiday… Continue reading Merry Christmas!