Japan is often high on the list of a teacher’s “want to work in list.” We all have images of the country in our mind; busy cities, tranquil temples, Mount Fuji, the bullet train, sushi, etc. etc. I have my own personal favourites; the punk rockers in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park, the miso soup bars at metro stations and, sorry, cliché coming, the blossom trees when in flower. It’s no wonder Japan is so popular with teachers, it’s a great country to live in, the students are lovely, working conditions – including pay – are usually good, the social life is excellent, there’s loads to see and do. All in all it’s a great experience.
If you get your job in Japan through UIC we’ll guide you through each step of the process. We know Japan and the schools we recruit for well. We’ll talk to you honestly and frankly about both the good and bad aspects of working there and have lots of material to share with you which will give you a good idea of what life will be like if and when you start work in Japan.
It’s a great adventure but, like any job in a foreign country, is a big step, one that you need to be fully appraised of before you commit yourself to it. We’re always happy to answer any questions at any stage and with the aid of your own login account you’ll be able to access all the information you need and check exactly what’s happening with your application.
You’ll find more outline information about Japan itself and the jobs we have on offer on the adjoining pages.