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f you’re hankering for the East and looking for a well-paid, stable job while you’re there, teaching English in Japan might be just the ticket. There’s just something about Japan that you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe it’s the clean-scrubbed streets, the uber-politeness of the locals, the freshest food you could ever imagine, or it could be the opportunity to make bank doing something you love. In fact, the land of the rising sun is one of five places where you can earn big bucks teaching English abroad.
Are you that student who does the impossible during the semester— juggling a part-time job, class assignments, volunteering, you name it? While you’re struggling with a heavy load, your friends have jetted off to study abroad on the other side of the world and you think, “Wow, I wish I had time to do that.” Well, guess what? You do!
So, Tokyo or Hong Kong, which is better (for you)? It’s a real doozie of a question, so we made things a whole lot easier for you by breaking it down piece by piece below.
As a traveler from an unfamiliar island nation, it’s been hard to deal with the prejudices people have and the labels they try to attach to me.
Do you want to learn how to eat ramen like a pro, find rare Pokemon on Mount Fuji, or get lost in the crowds at Shibuya Crossing? If you do, why not consider a high school study abroad program in Japan? There are so many programs out there to get your juices flowing.
Even though Japan’s very safe and open to visitors, its unique culture can make travelling here a bit intimidating. But don’t worry. We've got you covered with these 6 helpful hints and tips you should know before leaving home.
Japan continues to be a popular travel destination, but what if you wanted to hunker down and really get to know the country? Well, studying abroad in Japan may just sound like a great idea then.
If it’s your first time teaching abroad, you may be surprised to meet some students who absolutely hate English and find it extremely difficult to learn. Some dislike it because languages just aren’t their jam, while others dislike it because their past teachers may have taught it in a boring, grammar-centric way (zZzZzzz).
Coined the city of djinns by writer William Dalrymple, Delhi can easily overwhelm any traveler, from the first timer to the seasoned visitor. However like many other places in the world, the best way to understand India’s capital is to experience it. Delhi is a vast city that is crammed with tourist attractions, including three UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Maybe you’ve just dusted off your bachelor’s and looking to up the ante. Maybe you’ve been working for a while and you want to get ahead – fast. Maybe you’re thinking of switching careers completely and need a head start. In all of the above, getting a master’s may be just the thing. But why stop there?
Though most known for its tragic past, today, Hiroshima is one of Japan’s most vibrant cities. With historic Torii Gates and adorable bunny-islands, our local insider, Suzanne shows us it’s time to rediscover this city.
If you’re looking for well-paid international jobs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE for short), all seven Emirates promise a lot of exciting opportunities. Skyscrapers, booming nightlife, beaches, indoor ski slopes, and luxury hotels in the desert? What’s not to love?
Move over, Tokyo and Osaka – there’s a new contender for the nightlife capital of Japan. With a new wave of hole-in-the-wall bars, izakayas, karaoke bars, pubs, and posh lounges, our local insider, Suzanne, shows us around Hiroshima.
According to Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel laureate, Mihonoseki is one of the few places in the island nation where you can find “the roots of the Japanese soul.”
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Whether it’s at KFC, outside a fete or in the bank, do not cut in front of us. You will hear a loud steups if you try to jump the queue or attempt to hold a space for your friend/friends/relatives.