Paid Teaching & TEFL Program in Japan with TravelBud

COVID-19 Program Updates

Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, TravelBud has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

Video and Photos

Japanese food being cooked in Tokyo
Japanese food being cooked in Tokyo
Famous street in Osaka, Japan
Famous street in Osaka, Japan
Bright red temple in Kyoto in Japan
Bright red temple in Kyoto in Japan
Japanese local women laughing in street
Japanese local women laughing in street


Japan has become the most popular Teach Abroad destination in the world but until now no program has existed which includes a TEFL certification, cultural immersion course, guaranteed job placement, and 24/7 support. But no need to fret, TravelBud has you covered.

On TravelBud's Paid Teaching program in Japan, you’ll learn all about Japanese culture and language, go on awesome cultural excursions, earn your internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certification in a Japanese coastal city, and gain 2 full days of invaluable teaching practice at a local Japanese school - all in your first month before you start teaching at your school!

TravelBud's placements are available at the highest quality schools throughout Japan, all of which go through our strict vetting process. You'll earn up $2500 per month and receive 24/-7 in-country support throughout.

We have limited availability on 3 intakes in 2020 so it's best to enquire as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

  • Guaranteed paid teaching job at thoroughly vetted schools with a monthly salary of $2000 to $2500 (USD)
  • 1 month TEFL/TESOL certification course completed in Japan and tailored to the placement you'll receive in Japan - includes 2 full days of practical teaching in a local Japanese school
  • In-depth 1 week Japanese cultural immersion course - includes 7 hours of Japanese language lessons and awesome excursions to an ancient castle, a history museum, an authentic Japanese cooking class, and more
  • 24/7 support from the moment you enroll and throughout your placement in Japan
  • Lifetime Placement Guarantee - after completing your contract in Japan, we'll place you free of charge in as many of our other Teach Abroad destinations as you wish

We're offering flexible enrollment options due to COVID-19. Our next available start dates are:

Online TEFL Certification: August 3rd
Costa Rica: November 23rd
Japan: March 1st 2021
Thailand: September 28th
Vietnam: October 12th
South Korea: October 26th (Limited spaces available)
Myanmar: September 28th

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