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Work and Travel in Japan

Do you enjoy spending time in Japan, but feel the urge to be more than a tourist? Our Work and Travel Japan program will give you the chance to do so! Experience real life in Japan, work alongside the locals and earn money to cover your travel expenses.

At you arrival in Fukuoka, one of our staff members will welcome you at the airport. You don`t need to worry about your luggage or how to get to your accomodation, we will take you there.
We will prepare a welcome package with interesting and useful information about your stay. But first of all, you can relax and gather energy at your new accomodation. Transport from airport to your accomodation and back, free usage a washing machine and rental bike are already included in the final price.

On your first day, a Monday, we will show you the beautiful heart of Fukuoka in a approx. 2 hour city tour. We will show you the best places to buy stationary and food, where to convert money and send letters and as well as other interesting sights such as an old Japanese temple or one of the many lively shopping malls.

Fukuoka is located in the South of Japan and was ranked 12th of the world`s (!) most livable cities by Monocle magazine in 2013.

On Tuesday, we invite you to an orientation course, to answer all questions and decide the next steps together. For example, we will help you getting your "Resident Card", in case you have not received it yet. This card will enable you to open a bank account or to get a mobile phone. Of course, we will assist you with these, as well.
We will provide information about how to find work, advice about travelling Japan, and first-hand-insight on renting a room or apartment close to your working place. In short, we will provide you with everything you need for a flying start of your Work and Travel experience.
We also have an all-around-the-clock emergency contact (in Japanese, English and German) and office space (desk, PC, Internet access and more) free for you to use during for the time of your Work and Travel.

Our service includes:
- Transfer from airport to accomodation and back
- Two nights at a hostel or roomshare. (own room available for extra charge)
- Orientation course
- General information
- Living and travelling in Japan
- Famous sights and leisure activities
- Useful contacts
- Preparing application papers
- Assistance with getting a cell phone
- Free to use office space (desk, PC, Internet access, printer, fax, telephone, scanner)
- Free and fun Japanese language tutorials
- Free participation in our language tandem program.
- Assistance with postal services in Japan such as forwarding packages and letters.
- Assistance with registering for a youth hostel membership
- Assistance with finding a job
- Assistance with opening a bank account
- Assistance with getting a tax number
- Contact persons for all questions, guidance or possible problems will be there for you during your whole stay.

Optional language courses:
Standard Japanese language course: 20 lessons per week
Intensive Japanese language course: 30 lessons per week

Age: between 18 and 30 years of age (age limitations for Work and Travel visa, please see the "Visa" section below) Start date and duration: All year, 12 to 52 weeks possible
Language skills: fluent English and intermediate Japanese is recommended. However, you can gain those skills in our language courses.
Term of application: 1-3 months before arrival.

Japan offers a Work and Travel Visa that enables you to work in Japan if you are from one of these countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, England, Ireland, South Korea and Denmark.
- Between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of application. (After you receive the Visa, you can choose a starting point within one year)
- Nationality of one of the above showing countries
- No children to take care of
- Evidence of about 200.000 Yen in your currency on your current bank account.

Additional information:
- Visa is valid up to 1 year after entering Japan
- You can only get this visa once

Prices for our Work and Travel Program:
Registration fee: 20 000 Yen
Work and Travel in Japan for 12 to 52 weeks: 40 000 Yen

Prices for our language courses:
Language course with 20 lessons per week
First week 49 000 Yen
Additional weeks 30 000 Yen