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Hi Catalina Thank you for the question. The requirements we have are: -Be a native-level speaker of English -Have received an education conducted in English for at least 12 years -Have at least a bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited university -Be a team-player that is professional, flexible, cheerful, and energetic -Be under 60 years of age Japanese VISA system requires an ALT to...

Hi Dan, It's very unlikely that two ALTs are in the same exact school under most cases, whether a couple or not. In most cases where couples apply, if both are successful independently in the application process, their requests are usually that they are placed in the same general area. This can mean that they are teaching in different education boards in adjoining towns, or in different schools in...

Hi Brianna, Interac welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If applying as a couple, both individual parties of the couple must apply and pass the necessary requirements separately. The recruiting process is intended to only accommodate the applicants themselves, and Interac makes no guarantee that it can fulfill specific requests for placement, but will do its best to place couples...

Hello, Allison. I'm a current ALT in the semi-rural northern stretch of Okayama Prefecture. Tay's situation is more or less accurate:rent is deducted from the paycheck, some branches may deduct utilities as well but not all, and they tend to either come in semi-furnished and unfurnished versions. The unfurnished version will be cheaper if you stay put for a longer period of time but if you're only...

On the Interac application, the surest way to get your application passed over is to start making requests or demands in any way, shape, or form, so to get hired it's best to say yes to everything. Once you're hired and they call you to offer a specific location in Japan, you have the option to turn that one down if it really sounds rough, but then you MUST accept the next position/placement they...

Interac accepts applications from outside Japan all year round. However, in general, Interac annually recruits from outside Japan during two seasons: spring and fall. These seasons coincide with the Japanese school year, which begins in April, and the end of the extended summer vacation which ends in late-August. Spring is by far the larger of the two recruiting seasons. Applications for this...

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