Leaving the Country

Most JETs, at some point during their stay in Japan, will want to take a break to either go back home and visit family, or explore some of Japan’s neighboring countries. Either way, if you plan on leaving the country, make sure you…

Notify Your School/BOE

Most Contracting Organizations require very specific itineraries when you go abroad. Usually they will ask for your flight-schedule, where you will be staying each night, and contact information. Casually mentioning it to a few English teachers doesn’t count; it is your responsibility to make sure your vice principal, BOE go-between, or whoever is “officially” responsible for you, has been notified in writing. You might find it strange, but understand that this is very standard over here (yes, your Japanese coworkers have to do it too).

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