Teachers joining SESJ from outside Japan book one-way flights to Japan.
There are set arrival dates throughout the year.
Teachers are met by staff members at the airport and taken to their accommodation by SESJ staff.
Teachers' travel costs from the airport to their hotel or apartment are paid for by the Company.
Teachers may want to have 1 large item of luggage forwarded onto their final destination. This can be organized at the airport following arrival and is paid for by the Company.
Teachers often find themselves teaching in different schools throughout the week, though it is quite common to teach in the same school twice a week.
Teachers typically expect to commute to their schools, but it is unusual for teachers to be asked to travel for more than an hour and a quarter to a class or school (the average is about 30-45 min).
Trains and buses in all cities are clean, punctual and efficient.
Teachers pay for their own travel costs initially, but these are generally reimbursed in full every month. The exception to this rule being if teachers move into private accommodation that increases their travel costs. In which case, the teacher is responsible for any additional cost.
Because of the start and finish times of a typical teaching day, city rush hour can usually be avoided.
A comprehensive 'How to Get to Schools Guide' is provided to all new teachers, which contains detailed directions and bilingual maps for every school.