What will I do after JET? Things to Consider

I haven’t even been in Japan for a year yet and this question has been digging holes into my brain. I suppose it’s because many JETs are either in the process of leaving or have already left, and the question that comes up when you’re leaving is “what will you do next?”. Many of the answers I’ve heard are that people don’t know and I thought to myself, I don’t want to not know when my time comes around

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Japanese Language Updates (Early August 2022) and Summers as an ALT

It looks like the last time I was active on here was in February, which also happens to be the last time I wrote one of these language updates. So, am I fluent yet? Am I able to speak with my coworkers or at least understand them? No. I am a BAD student.

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I canceled my school lunch

Before I moved to Japan, I was asked if I wanted to have school lunch. I instantly said yes for a few reasons. One, I don’t know how to cook all that well (and don’t have the energy to learn) and two, I wanted to eat something genuinely Japanese while in Japan. I opted in.

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JET Tips: The Question of Recommendation Letters

With JET applications open, it’s time to get to writing AND contacting people to write those recommendation letters for you!

Pardon any typos and messy formatting, I’m on my phone.

Again, I’m no expert. This list just contains some tips based on some of my own failures and successes over the years

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JET Essay Tips (and the Question of Anime)

I’ve been thinking about how I want to start this series of JET posts and figured that one of the biggest points in the early phases is The Essay. Filling out the application is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s usually the essay portion that can make the difference between not moving forward and getting that interview!

As an FYI, I am not an expert in essay writing but I did manage to get an interview so I’m sure I must have done something right (and that’s what I’m going to share)

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