My name is Morgan, and I’m going to be an ALT living abroad in Japan via the Interac program. There are probably a bunch of different reasons as to why you found my blog… Maybe you’re interested in Japan (and want to live vicariously through me?), or maybe you’re thinking about/in the process of applying for Interac. Either way, I hope you’ll find this to be a treasure trove of useful guides and tips, as well as a way to see what the life of an ALT is really like! I’ve tried to organize this blog the best of my abilities, in the way that I like to see blogs organized.
I’m Morgan. I’m currently 23 years old and living in Virginia. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and went to college in New York. I’m a recent college grad (c/o 2014!) with a major in Information Technology & Systems and a minor in Global Studies. I applied for the JET Program to teach for the 2014-2015 school year and was accepted, but ultimately turned down that position (I can post about that later if you’re really curious about it… It’s not a very interesting story at all.) to work at a large telecommunications company doing something more related to my major.
I studied abroad at Akita International University from 2012-2013, my junior year of college. There, I participated in a bunch of different community programs through the school. That is what sparked my interest in teaching and made me decide that I wanted to return to Japan to work.
I’ve applied for the JET Program once again, to teach for the 2015-2016 school year. However, I’ve opted for Interac instead and this blog will be chronicling my adventures in Japan through Interac.
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