Well, it has finally arrived. March is the month in which I start my new overseas adventure – going to teach English in Japan! It has felt like a long road sometimes since I first started seriously looking into teaching jobs in Japan about a year ago. Of course, working in Japan has been a dream of mine for a long time, but for many years the timing just didn’t seem right.
But after I graduated in December 2015, I decided that I really would like to try teaching in Japan. I started looking into different opportunities, but the one that stood out the most to me was the Wakakusa English Program. I sent them an application last February, and in the subsequent months continued thinking, praying, and looking into other opportunities. Nothing appealed to me as much as the Wakakusa program, so I was very happy when my application led to Skype interviews and then eventually acceptance in the program!
My contract with the Wakakusa program is for two years (!!), and I will be teaching English in Tamura city, which is in Fukushima prefecture. The employers are Christians, and I will be going over with a team of other American teachers and working with some teachers who are already there. I know that there are going to be a lot of new (scary!) experiences and culture shock, but I also know that it’s going to be a fabulous opportunity to learn, grow, and gain new perspectives.
My plan is to keep this blog regularly updated, so please check in from time to time if you want to know what’s going on! Also please feel free to post questions and comments below. If you are interested in learning more about the program I’ll be working with, check out this link:
Talk to you all later!
(Note: comments can be added by clicking on the title of the post and scrolling down to the comment section. There is probably a better way for me to set it up, but, well….I haven’t figured it out yet. I’m new to all this blogging stuff. 🙂 )