If you are looking for that little bit of extra adventure for your Gap Year, and an unforgettable cultural experience combined with bucket loads of snow - Japan is the perfect destination to become an instructor. Here we provide you on an insight of what the snows like in Japan, and what else you can expect from Japan.
Japan has amazing powder, but talk to anyone who has skied in Japan, and they will say, there is a combination of factors that keep them coming back to Japan...
"the food, the snow, the overall culture, so different and such a unique experience."
Japan - It's not just the Snow
It's not just the snow in Japan that makes for an amazing gap year.
When you hear the word 'Japan', what do you think of? Does your mind fill with images of ancient temples or futuristic cities? Do you see visions of mist-shrouded hills or lightning-fast bullet trains? Do you think of suit-clad businessmen or kimono-clad geisha? Whatever image you have of Japan, it's probably accurate, because it's all there. But you may also have some misconceptions about Japan. For example, many people believe that Japan is one of the world's most expensive countries. In fact, it's cheaper to travel in Japan than in much of North America, Western Europe and parts of Oceania. Others think that Japan is impenetrable or even downright difficult. The fact is, Japan is one of the easiest countries in which to travel. It is, simply put, a place that will remind you why you started travelling in the first place.
Tokyo is a crazy awesome city. You will get a chance to get to check out this world wonder on the EA orientation before you head of to Minakami.
Did I mention snow monkeys? And yes you can swim with them!
Japan is EASY with EA Ski and Snowboard
If you are loving the sound of Japow but a little concerned what it'll be like getting around and working not knowing the language, don't worry!
EA make it easy for you, they pick you up from the airport, show you around and get you a job at an English speaking ski school.
Check out our ski internship page for more details on the training program and job offer.
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