Surviving the JET Programme: 6 months in

Hey JETsetters!

Another milestone update here on life on the JET Program. It’s officially six months into my contract on the JET Programme. Been an interesting ride so far. Check out what I’ve been up to for the past half year in Ishikawa, Japan!

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Frugal Travel: Five Ways to Eat on the Cheap in Japan

Travelling to Japan can be a costly endeavour. Expensive plane tickets and overpriced Western hotel rooms can easily leave one wondering: where did all the cash go? Don’t despair just yet. Even if it is time to tighten the purse strings, you can enjoy a variety of fantastic traditional and modern Japanese foods on a budget. Read on for the top five ways to eat cheap in Japan!

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6 Must Things You Need to Try at an Onsen! Kick Back and Relax the Fun Way!

The weather is finally starting to cool down in Japan. What better way to enjoy the Autumn and Winter weather than with a nice, relaxing onsen visit!

Many foreigners coming to Japan think that Japanese hot springs are only good for taking a hot bath; however, they offer so much more than just the traditional dip in the spring. Hot springs provide guests with many activities to enjoy while visiting. Check out some of the things that you can do during your next trip to the hot springs!

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JET Placement Vibes

Hey JETsetters!

Results received: 5/16/2019 1:34 PM PDT Los Angeles Consulate, US JET


Previous years had seen initial placement results rolling out around May 15th onwards, typically whatever the 3rd Thursday/Friday fell on in May.  I was lucky (or unlucky) to have day off on Thursday, so I had nothing better to do than stare at my phone and refresh my email every second waiting for the possible email containing where I will be living for the next one to five years.  I don’t know if I would have preferred to have been at work or not, considering how on edge I was to receive results. I was driving my friends insane with all my placement anxiety and eagerness.

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