28 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-23 16:27
Yes, I've been studying Japanese at my own pace for the last 5-6 years. Even with the little bit that I knew when I visited, it helped me immensely. Only reason it's taking me so long to feel like I'm in a good spot is because I'm not drilling it every day since I have to obtain a skill that they would allow an expat for anyway I'll sometimes skip weeks or even a month because sometimes I just don't feel up to it but I can always jump right back in where I left off without feeling lost.
. I plan on going to college to get a teaching degree so that I can then apply for that JET program. During that time at college, I will still be padding my vocabulary and hopefully by the time the JET is over, I'll either have found a permanent job to keep me located there or will have gotten my fill and return home. And if I have to return home but still want to live there, I"ll just have to figure something out at that time but that's like 10 years out from start to finish.