Teach English in Japan for Non-Degree Holders

This program offers eligible candidates the opportunity to experience the incredible magic of living and working in Japan and contributing to Japanese communities through teaching English as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at public schools across Japan.

Meet Buddhist monks
Teaching in Japan
Mount Fuji

Program Highlights


A full-time, paid position as an ALT in Japanese public schools. The position is an incredible segway into a full-time teaching position but offers the teacher an opportunity to ease into teaching as an assistant in the classroom, helping Japanese co-teachers as the native English teacher.

Your main role will be to assist with pronunciation, grammar and classroom logistics.


Salary of +-$1500 USD per month (may fluctuate due to exchange rates) – this is one of the best salary ranges for non-degree-holding teachers in the entire Teach Abroad industry!


The position will start in late March 2024 and run until late March 2025, using the Working Holiday Visa.


You’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into Japanese culture and build up a support network of fellow expatriate teachers while bolstering your employability and gaining invaluable international teaching experience.


Our partner schools will assist in your accommodation setup and you simply pay the monthly rental.

Free car to use provided to you by the school for transportation between schools as well as personal travels!

Weekends off and plenty of time to explore all the best parts of Japan and the surrounding countries.

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A super supportive experience from start to finish

If you want to make the move to become a teacher abroad, I would recommend going via TravelBud, especially if it’s your first time. It really is like having someone to hold your hand through all of the hard bits – but in the best way! – Lauren, United Kingdom, May 3, 2023
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If you meet the following requirements, please submit your information below and we’ll send you more information on this exciting new program.

Eligibility Requirements


Must be a native English speaker from the UK, Ireland, Canada, New
Zealand or Australia (Please note that only these passports are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa).

Aged 20-30 years of age. Must be no older than 30 at the time of program signup.
No visible tattoos (very important!)

Driver’s license required (if you are non-driver – case-by-case basis).

Must complete our 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Course prior to departure.

A clean criminal background check.


Good physical and mental health.

Fill out the form below we’ll get back to you with you more information. Spaces are limited!

Tokyo at night
Kyoto Shinto Shrine
culturally immerse yourself in Japan during our cooking class as part of our paid teaching program in Japan

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With TravelBud, you’ll always be talking to someone who has taught abroad before, so you’ll get informed, first-hand advice to guide and prepare you for your experience.

Our award-winning support is there for you throughout your entire teach abroad experience.

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Pre-departure support

We assist you with all questions, planning, packing, visas, costs, documentation, budgets and booking flights. We’ll guide you through it.


24/7 in-country support

If you need any assistance or advice, or in the event of an emergency, we’ll be on hand! Our in-country partners are available and on-hand.

guaranteed job placement

We guarantee your job placement in carefully selected and background-checked schools. We handle all the hassle and stress of finding a job.


A full Cultural immersive orientation course that will help you network with fellow teachers and settle you into your new life abroad.