Well, this is it! The wait is over and I FINALLY have the results: SHORT-LISTED!
There are 3 possible outcomes as far as results go, following the interview process:
- Short-listed (meaning you’ve been accepted into the programme and are awaiting placement in a prefecture)
- Alternate (you’re put on a waiting list and, if a short-listed candidate drops out, you may get a place)
- Rejected ;A;
After all the months of agony, worrying about passing through all screenings or not, I can finally breath a sigh of relief knowing that I will definitely be going to Japan on the JET programme 😀 Question remains: where will I be placed?
November 30th, 2012 –> Application sent to the Consulate of Japan in Ottawa
January 22nd, 2013 –> Invited to the interview stage
February 5th, 2013 –> Interview (done at McGill)
April 5th, 2013 –> Short-listed!
May ??, 2013 –> Notification of placement (prefecture and designated city)
June/July 2013 –> Pre-departure orientation, Japanese classes, goodbye party
August 2013 –> Arrival at Narita Int’n, orientation seminar in Tokyo, departure for designated city.
I’m going to be a very busy little bee this summer! Apart from all the formalities, and tons of paperwork to fill out, I’m very much concerned with a deeply pressing issue … what will I bring with me in my suitcase?!? >3< I’m suddenly reminded of my BFF when she left for Japan (almost 3 years ago!) and asked me before her departure in all seriousness: “Ash, which shoes should I bring with me?”. I’m facing the same dilemma! hahaha~
All joking aside, I’m ecstatic to have been short-listed and I can’t wait to find out where I’ll be sent! On my inscription papers I requested:
- Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken (duh!)
- Ehime-ken (where by BFF lives!! :D)
- Shiga-ken (because it seems like a nice place, nearby Kyoto, Osaka, Fukui-ken, Nara, etc. ^^)
This week is going to be very hectic, I need to fill out some paperwork and sent it to the Consulate, have a mandatory physical done and have a criminal background check done with the RCMP. All this, before April 29th @_@
Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted as soon as I get new information! (★^O^★)
P.S.: A quick shout-out to my friend in Japan, she found out that she’s pregnant with her first child! ワィー！万歳万歳！！おめでとうございます！かわいい赤ちゃん早くに会いたいよ！ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ﾉ