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JET Programme: Applying for 2017

News is that applications forms for the 2017 intake are now available online! The South African applications can be found here. 😀 Every year I update and rewrite a post regarding the applications, statement of purpose essays, and interviews. And this year is no different. I’ll start by covering the basics of the application forms.…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2017

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JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) essay, and I am sure you’ll all agree with me, is one of the most important parts of your application form as it is the key selling point for reviewers to consider granting you an interview for the JET Programme. Obviously there are strong elements in your application besides the…… Continue reading JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

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JET Programme: Applying for 2016

This post is for all those aspiring JETs out there who wish to apply for the 2016-2017 intake to the JET Programme. If you are a current/former JET, then please feel free to share this post with anyone you might think would be interested in applying. 🙂 Disclaimer: Just to note that I am writing…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2016

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JET Programme: The Interview

The interview stage for JET Programme applicants is right around the corner. Literally. From what I have been told the interviews in South Africa start this coming week (good luck fellow Saffers!). So without further delay I will impart my own experiences, along with some hints and tips, from the interview I went through. Disclaimer:…… Continue reading JET Programme: The Interview

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JET Programme Application: SOP (Statement of Purpose essay) (2014)

So, the application forms for the 2015 JET Programme are out! The deadline is sometime in November (dates vary according to country). But, the important thing is that they are out! This post may be a bit late in writing, as I was planning to have it done by the end of September, but perhaps…… Continue reading JET Programme Application: SOP (Statement of Purpose essay) (2014)