Teach in Japan - is it too late for me?
Firstly let me say what a great site you have here, I have travelled to Japan on a number of occasions and find it truly amazing both culture, people and especially the food!
I am 34 years of age and have not really found what I really want to do in life. I am a computer science graduate and have obtained work in this role but after 5 years I have no job satisfaction out of this and it is really time to make a change for myself before it really is too late...
Teaching in Japan has really been a fantasy of mine and I have not had the courage to pursue it for many uears, it has always been there in the back of my mind and I feel I just really need to step up and get things done! This is what I really want to do, at last I know, shame it has took me so long to figure it out!!!
Of course it`s knowing where to start so for the first instance i have set myself a goal to say I want to be working in Japan by the time I am 37 (3 years) I have already registered at the university (local) to study Japanese and Japanese culture 2 year course and am already learning the basics from modules.
Obviously I will take some form of TEFL training during the 3 years also.
The questions are, am I too old? Do they like UK teachers? Is 3 years achievable if I put my mind to it.
I would love any comments and really would like you to be as honest as possible...
Thanks in advance for taking time to read through this.