Saturday, September 22, 2007

Applying for the JET Program

This blog started off as a chronicle of what would eventually become my unsuccessful bid to become an Assistant Language Teacher with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program. I never expected to end up as Saipan's unofficial tree hugger.

If anything, I thought I'd teach in Japan for three years and then go to Costa Rica to hug trees in the mountains of Monteverde.

Well, the application process for the 2008 JET Program is about to begin. College graduates from all over the English speaking world will be looking for tips on how to get in.

Keep in mind that I didn't get it, but for what it is worth, HERE are my interview questions and HERE is how my interview went. My JET application essay is posted on this blog, but I'm not going to link to it because it is so lame. It is embarrassing to read.

For those of you applying this year, I hope this helps!

3 comments:

tetricus said...

I think you really had better things to be doing than teaching kids English... Your work now just proves me right ;)

Pragmatic Plato said...

Please add me to your Master List of Bloggers.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

You know the rules, buddy.