Applying from Overseas

Borderlink has a lot of to offer new candidates who are applying from overseas. We provide visa sponsorship, assist in finding housing, and our staff provides 24-hour a day language assistance and support.
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1. Application Process

We encourage you to complete the application form that is located on our website.
Candidates who pass the first screening will be contacted for a Skype interview.


2. Interview Process

Overseas candidates are interviewed over Skype.
Interviews are conducted from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm JST.


3. Visa Application

If you pass the interview stage, you will be asked to submit documents for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which is required for obtaining a visa.


4. Arrival in Japan

Newly hired candidates for spring positions have a week-long training with skilled instructors, and are given thorough information upfront to help them adjust to their schools and new life in Japan.


5. Placement and Apartment Move-in

Once placement has been determined, our staff works closely with you and an affiliated realtor to place you in an apartment that meets your needs.

Following Placement

On-going training is provided at ALT meetings, wherein ALTs gather to share ideas and techniques.
For those ALTs who would like to improve their Japanese, most cities provide free Japanese language classes or Japanese language exchanges. Our Coordinators and Area Managers are here for you in the event that you encounter any difficulties or problems.

Requirements for applying are as follows:

  • Native speaker of English
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 12 years of education with English being the medium of instruction
  • A team player who enjoys working with students of varying ages

Desired, but not required

  • Japanese ability
  • Teaching experience
  • Teaching qualifications
    (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, licensure, etc.)
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