As a final major piece of advice for incoming JETs, I want to harp on something that is undoubtedly something you’ve likely heard before, but I think it’s worth reiterating: Use Your Resources. There are numerous resources- specifically people- available to you, which is helpful to remind yourself on the days that you inevitably hit the … [Read more…]
When I was deciding whether to accept my placement on the JET Programme, these words repeated in my head over and over again: “If not now, when?” It was that question that made it obvious that I was going to accept. It is that question that continued to play in my head when new opportunities … [Read more…]
I noticed this post sitting in my draft box, finished but for whatever reason never published. So here’s a throw back to November, and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job as an ALT- Speech Contest!
One of the great things about JET is they make efforts to provide you with a variety of resources to utilize in preparation for your time in Japan. There’s Facebook and Google groups, events and alumni all to help you answer the inevitable hundreds of questions you may have before going to live in Japan. One … [Read more…]
So, one of the catches to the whole “get paid to live in Japan for a year” thing is that you don’t get to choose where you live. You can state preferences, but they’re just that, a preference. They in no way guarantee you get what you ask for. In my fantasy of living in … [Read more…]