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Teach English in Japan

4.8(4 reviews)
Experience
Teach
Destination
Japan
Duration
12 months
Ages
21 to 35

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Sep 2022, and closing very soon.

From $2,995

$495
deposit now
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Trip overview

Designed for Bachelor-holders, our Teach English in Japan trip combines both passions of teaching and travel into one. You’ll gain an internationally-recognised accreditation and be presented with the unique opportunity to have your own classroom of students as you embark on an unforgettable adventure to teach English abroad. Step into a futuristic wonderland that still contains deep veined culture and tradition. You will soak in a culture that is as fascinating as it is over-the-top and be surrounded by a stunning landscape, amazing food, and riveting history. 

We offer the complete package for those wanting to teach English overseas and, best of all, we have partnered with exclusive local teaching organisations who can offer you an optional paid teaching placement upon completion of your TESOL course. You’ll be able to earn an attractive living in Japan, or you can take your new accreditation with you to almost anywhere else in the world. Our team will help you with all the essentials you need to kickstart your journey to becoming an English teacher overseas, from visa assistance to bank account set up, cultural activities and excursions, local support and so much more.

Immerse yourself in a whole new culture, create lifelong connections and tick off incredible bucket list spots in between. This trip is perfect for graduates and experienced teachers alike dreaming of broadening their horizons, travelling Asia and gaining international work & travel experience.

Inclusions

Certified TESOL course

Gain accreditation to teach English overseas when you complete an online 120-hour training course (4 weeks) with our experienced TESOL instructors, where you will receive one on one feedback sessions. Receive your certificate upon completion.

Optional job interviews

On completion of your TESOL course, our team can arrange job interviews with institutions across the country. There’s a huge demand for English teachers in Japan and you could earn between $1850-$2425 USD per month, so you can fund your travels further. Or, take your new certification to a new country instead.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Arrival airport transfer

Your Trip Coordinator will pinpoint the perfect airport for you to arrive in to start your adventure. Once you’ve landed you’ll have a private transfer waiting to take you straight to your initial accommodation.

Cultural foundation course

Be prepared and know exactly what to expect when you teach in Japan with our online cultural course, where you’ll learn the language basics, history and cultural norms.

Local cultural experiences

Join other travellers as you take part in some of Japan’s cultural activities, you’ll experience two of the following experiences; Japanese cooking class, Walking tour of Nagoya, a visit to an ancient Japanese Castle and a trip to Tokugawa Art Museum.

Interview preparation

Receive valuable feedback from expert TESOL trainers to help you land your perfect teaching job.

Permanent accommodation support

If you choose to start a teaching English placement and if permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your placement, our in-country partners will help you find the perfect home close to your school.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

Ongoing local team support

From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 21-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach in Japan trip is designed to get you travelling, living and teaching English overseas as smoothly as possible. We’re here to help you from the very beginning, offering step-by-step guidance as you embark on a path to work and travel as an English teacher abroad. We provide an internationally-recognised TESOL course, arrange local cultural experiences and provide you with the optional opportunity to work as a paid English teacher upon completion of your course. 

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

You could find yourself teaching in various locations from big cities to small towns dotted all over Japan.

Trip itinerary

Week 1+

Upon completion of your online TESOL course, and should you wish to also teach in Japan, you’ll be presented with a local teaching contract before you’ve even left home. Once you’ve touched down at the closest airport to your placement/training location in Japan, a transfer will be waiting to take you straight to your accommodation. Some schools will require you to do 2 weeks of training in a central location before heading off to your placement, in which case you’ll also be provided with shared, most likely en suite accommodation with 2-3 other new teachers. After that you’ll be provided with an exact guide of the best way to utilise Japan’s famous public transport system to get to your school! Settle into your permanent Japanese accommodation, meet your new colleagues and dive into the culture and wonder of your new home. Your school is going to assist you with setting up your bank account and provide you with tax assistance. They’ll also give you assistance in finding the best possible local sim for you!  You’ll get to experience some of the cultural orientation activities planned in Nagoya with other teachers from the intake. You may already feel like you know some of the people there if you’ve been active on the private Facebook group and at teacher meetups. So this will be a great opportunity to get some face time, while exploring some incredible Japanese sights. You’ll get to experience two of the following activities including; a Japanese cooking class, walking tour of Nagoya, a visit to a historical Japanese castle and a trip to Tokugawa Art Museum. These events happen twice per year and usually coincide with the most popular contract start dates, so you can jump onto the one closest to your arrival.

Ongoing

You're well into the swing of your teaching English abroad experience, you’re beloved by your students and are well and truly in your element! During your trip you’ll have plenty of time to allow yourself to discover this truly breathtaking country. Train travel around the country is very cheap and efficient, so take advantage of this and see the whole thing. Or even pop on a flight and visit some of our other Asian bucket list items.  We’ll always keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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