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Teach English in Japan for a year

Phoenix Sister Cities seeks college graduates who want to live and work abroad in Phoenix’s sister city of Himeji, Japan, during the 2014-15 school year. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7.

The assistant language teachers will work as assistants to Japanese instructors, teaching English at the junior high school level. Certified teachers and recent college graduates with limited previous teaching experience and no certification are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be a United States citizen, college graduate, resident of Maricopa County and fluent in English. Enrollment in the National Health Insurance program is required and will be available at a reasonable rate.

The terms of employment will be from Aug. 15 to July 31, 2015, with an option to renew for one additional year at the request of the Himeji City Board of Education. Airfare to and from Japan and local transportation within Himeji will be paid by the Himeji City Board of Education.

Wages for the assistant language teacher position range from approximately $2,600 to $2,900 per month, depending on experience and certification status.

For more information about the Teach Abroad Program, visit phoenix sistercities.org or call 602-534-3751.

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