Moving to Japan Prep

Interac Pre-Training: Your First Lesson Prep

Interac Pre-Training: Your First Lesson Prep

UPDATE 03/18/16: So not all branches do the pre-lesson thing. You lucky ducks don’t have to worry about this! When Interac hires you, a few weeks before your departure date they email you a few assignments. Lucky you! I was given a series of videos […]

What You Should Know Before Moving to Japan

What You Should Know Before Moving to Japan

Now that I’ve put out there the things you should and should not bring to Japan, my personal to-do list before moving to Japan, and most recently the 6 things you should do before moving to Japan, and now that I’ve shamelessly plugged in links […]

6 Things to Do Before Moving to Japan

6 Things to Do Before Moving to Japan

  So you’re moving to Japan! You’ve been hired, you’ve read, signed and mailed every bit of paperwork and by now you might also have even Googled every bit of information about your new home the internet possesses reaching back into its darkest corners. But […]

An ALT Packing For Japan: Regrets and…. Regrets

An ALT Packing For Japan: Regrets and…. Regrets

I am a world-renowned overpacker. Seriously! Need some wet wipes? Sure. A flashlight? Gotcha! A snack, some paper, spare socks, a band-aid, pens in every color of the rainbow and a mostly broken umbrella? Of course! People know me as the walking, talking Wal-Mart. How then, […]

The Great Japan Adventure: Getting There!

The Great Japan Adventure: Getting There!

Hey all! So, I wrote this post awhile ago and when I went to actually put it up my internet freaked out and lost it. The. Whole. Amazing. Thing. I was a little too depressed to rewrite it right away, but here’s to a new […]

The Night Before Departure

The Night Before Departure

It’s about a quarter to 2. AM. And I’m still packing! This might be easier if I was not a hoarder/procrastinator/chronic overpacker but the fact that I am stuffing (folding/rolling ended SO long ago…) my life into a suitcase and a backpack with a 50lb […]

Hard Goodbyes and Homesickness: 6 Ways to Beat the Blues

Hard Goodbyes and Homesickness: 6 Ways to Beat the Blues

Hey all! Forgot who I was did you? Sorry about that! A lot has been happening and I’m just going to start by going in chronological order starting with this post. Last Sunday was my birthday! It’s been four years since I spent a birthday […]

“Are You Nervous?”

“Are You Nervous?”

So lately I have been getting this question more and more! It seems every day my family or some random stranger that has heard about my upcoming adventure (from my family) is asking me “so are you nervous?” And I never have been. Until one […]

Getting My Japan Instructor Visa: My Pre-Adventure!

Getting My Japan Instructor Visa: My Pre-Adventure!

Hey all! So it’s been awhile and I realized I’ve been procrastinating writing this post… Sorry! Old habits die so hard. Anyways, I received my Certificate of Eligibility in the mail ahead of schedule! It arrived on Tuesday the 18th and I took it straight […]

Getting An International Driving Permit (IDP)

Getting An International Driving Permit (IDP)

Hey all! So today I went on down to AAA for my International Driving Permit! My placement in Japan is a driving one so my company gave us instructions for it. You need (1) 2 passport sized photos (signed on the back), (2) the application […]