This was my first experience teaching abroad. My experience with Amity was a positive one. Amity has over 70 branch schools throughout Japan. The staff at my school was very friendly and helpful. The Japanese staff and foreigners got along well. However, I have heard that at other schools this was not always the case. Amity provides a week of intensive training to get you familiar with their methods and teaching materials. Following training week, you spend a week with the teacher you will be replacing learning their class schedule. The work can be very demanding, but once you get the hang of things it becomes much easier. I worked Tuesday through Saturday, so my schedule allowed for plenty of time to travel. In regards to pay, I was paid well enough to save and do quite a bit of traveling. I never had any issues with being paid on time.