I worked at Interac full-time
Provides 5 days of paid training, arranges travel to city and a Japanese person to help you move in. Additional training provided a few times a year. They will call you once a month to check in and provide support and assistance. A fun year-end party for employees.
Unlike the JET program, you will have to pay taxes to both Japan and America. You have to start paying resident tax from your second year in Japan. The first year you will probably have to pay a large sum in taxes to America because you probably won't have lived there over 300 days. You will also have to purchase your own phone and choose a cell carrier, so you need someone who speaks Japanese to help you if you don't have a high level of proficiency.
Advice to Management
Management is friendly, they will check in on you once a month. Very helpful.
I applied online. I interviewed at Interac.
Half day interview at a neutral site, at hotel in my case. Other applicants were present for the teaching demonstration portion, which was less than a 5 minute demonstration of your teaching style in a classroom. There was a more lengthy individual interview with the recruiter, who was also a former ALT in Japan.
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