Edit: No longer High fives. Well ok smudge changed my mind with The Todd, still high fives, but would like to talk about my future too.
Well i've been trying to find some way to go to japan, aside from just paying to go over and hope i can land a job somehow. So i looked up the JET Programme. After reading everything on the sites, and links they have. I became very interested, the only thing left to read what requirements and application process. I expected the application process to be tough so no surprise there. But as i read requirements near the end it said "earn your Bachelors degree by July 1, 2009". Well here's the thing i'm not in college, and therefore no Bachelors Degree. So first question on this subject, is it really a must or just a piece of paper that will give you a boost towards being accepted? And for those who are wondering what level of education(on paper not actual) i'm at, well simple GED(Get 'er done lol). Well anyways would like someone who has applied to this programme to help me out. I'm pretty sure the most obvious advice to me is, give up on it, either get your bachelors or don't try at all. But i love a challenge, unless the challenge won't benefit me in any way or provide enjoyment for the time being.
Well i looked around the for more and the best i found where courses on becoming and ESL teacher in foreign countries. Even they recommend a degree, not require one. So that kinda boosts my question if bachelor's is only a boost, but not 100% required.
So all i'm really looking for here is a way to get to japan, that isn't the pay for myself and hope to land a job and not have to come back in 1 month because living is hard, and i dont have a way to provide for myself. If not I'm willing to to spend a couple of years in College to get a degree then apply for JET.
oh nevermind on the JET anytime soon. I just saw that the closest C.G.J. is in LA. Though i would still like any helpful information anyone can give me on it. Preferably someone who has gone through the process, it don't matter if you weren't accepted you still have a better understand then me.