On the morning of the last day of my prefecture orientation, I met my supervisor. We had a little ceremony to conclude the orientation, and then we were off to our new homes. I live about as far south as you can get in Fukui, so our drive was a long one. By the time… Continue reading My First Day in My New Town
Hello Lovelies! Please excuse my MIA status for the past…forever…(I know, it’s been way too long!) But between having to wait 3 months to get my internet, having the social life of Ms. Popularity, sightseeing, Japanese classes, work, trainings, seminars, etc., I haven’t had time to do anything! However, I think I’ve finally gotten this… Continue reading I’m Still Alive!
The Pre-Departure Orientation wasn’t what I thought it was going to be at all. Granted I went there with almost no expectations, and yet somehow I left feeling a little disappointed. But I’ll try to give you more of the facts with my opinion only sprinkled in there. The orientation took place the day before… Continue reading Pre-Departure Orientation
February 3rd had finally arrived. For the first time, I felt nervous about my interview. It hadn’t been the cause of sleepless nights or any anxiety attacks, nor had it been on my mind every second of everyday since I received my confirmation email. It wasn’t until now that I was in the car, on… Continue reading My JET Interview
As far as I know, every consulate does things a little differently, but the basics stay the same. I chose Houston as my consulate for my interview and departure place. It wasn’t the closest consulate to me, I’m from Kansas, but it was the most convenient since I have family that lives in Houston. Just remember that whichever consulate… Continue reading Preparing for My JET Program Interview
It’s finally come to that part of your application, the dreaded Statement of Purpose essay. If you’ve been worrying about this, it’s completely understandable. The Statement of Purpose (SoP) essay carries A LOT of weight in your application so it’s very important to write a good one. I was going to write an in-depth post… Continue reading The JET Program: Statement of Purpose
So you’re thinking about applying for JET? Get ready for this exciting, nerve-wrecking, and LONG ride! This is the basics of what you need to know about applying to the JET Program. Shortly summarized to include, what I believe to be, the most important information. (The American perspective. Each country could be different.) What is the… Continue reading The Jet Program