After graduating from uni in the US, I made my way across the Pacific as a CIR on the JET Programme.  After ten years in the Land of the Rising Sun I am moving – to the Land of the Morning Calm.  This blog is based on my experiences in both.

Linguistics and Japanese major

2000-2001 Studied abroad at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo Japan

2003-2006 CIR on the JET Programme in Gifu

2006-2014 International Exchange Coordinator at a private high school in Japan (for students coming to Japan and Japanese students going abroad)

2014 KGSP Scholar set for language study at Kangwon National University and a Master’s in International Cooperation at Yonsei GSIS (starting in 2015)

Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed are my own, and based on my own personal experience.  I make my observations with love for both countries.

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  1. yet i´m wondering , i´m foreign in other country ,too , if you applied in new york ,do you were not called for interview in new york ?? how was it??

    1. My friend here in Korea was called for an interview from New York (she was already living in Korea at the time). I was not contacted about an interview at all, but I assume they would have called me in Japan if it had been necessary. We were both accepted. If it is necessary to have an interview then hopefully the embassy will contact you by phone (you should write the address and phone number of your current home, not the address and phone number of your home country if you don’t live there). It is a good idea to contact your embassy before you apply to make sure it will be okay.

  2. This is so funny! I’m on JET right now too and looking to apply to the same GSIS program at Yonsei for 2016 admission. I’ll have to do this through the NYC consulate from Japan. I feel like I’m in a very similar boat, and just trying to sort things out from here. I have a few questions to ask that are on my mind, but are a little more personal as far as finances. Is there another method of contacting you? I would also love to ask you about Yonsei! It’s my dream school! 🙂

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