So You Wanna Be A JET: Background Check

Hey JETsetters!

A lot of people seem to always get stuck at the Criminal Record/Background Check portion of the application process.

I’ll be focusing on the U.S. requirements for the check, but overall, they don’t vary too much from other participating nations.

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Year in Review: 2017

You still with me? Good. Let’s get right to it then.
Take a good look into the pensieve and see what I did in 2017.


 The year started off with some pretty awesome news.  I got accepted into my top choice internship—and in my dream company/organization—and would be back in Japan for the summer.  This gave me something to look forward to and challenge myself with.  I focused on getting through my first year of grad school and saving money.

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Know Your Travel ABCs

I’ve been travelling for 19 out of 20 years of my life, usually internationally, and these are some of the biggest tips or life hacks that I live by while abroad.
I have travelled and studied abroad countless times in the past, not just to Japan where I am now, and I’ve used most of these around the world.
Regardless of where you study or are currently living in, you’re going to be doing a lot of wandering around and hopefully these may come in handy for you as they have me.
Here’s my list, from A-Z!

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