Teaching Elementary School

From Application to Arrival in Japan

Online application
  • All applicants are required to fill out an online application form.
  • Only selected applicants will be interviewed.
Position Offer
  • After thorough examination and review of your application, we will inform you of the result by email.
Sign the contract
  • Once you formally accept the position, we will send you contractual documents by mail.
Purchase flight tickets
  • You will arrange flights through our appointed travel agencies.
Apply for a visa
Online training
  • We will send the necessary documents for you to apply for a visa at a Japanese Embassy/Consulate.
  • You will complete online training to familiarize yourself with the Westgate teaching style.
Arrive in Japan!
  • Westgate staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to your apartment.

Sample First Week Schedule

* Please be advised that the actual schedule may differ slightly from the sample below.
Day 1
Arrival (Tokyo, Narita International Airport)
Day 2
Address registration on Residence Card at the local municipal office
Japan Post Bank account opened at the local post office
Day 3
Day off (Possible orientation depending on the assignment.)
Day 4
Pre-service orientation and training
Day 5
Day off
Day 6
Class start

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