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    https://www.golloyds.com/index/en They're open...

    https://www.golloyds.com/index/en They're open for business again.
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    Thank you for your response. I'll take your...

    Thank you for your response. I'll take your advice on posting in the future. I did open an XE account, and the rates are similar to GoLloyds, but without the 2000 yen charge. I recommend it, it was...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    Thought I'd share this awesome blog I found: AccessJ: Being an ALT #1: Teaching English in Japan

    The section I specifically linked to answers a lot of questions I've had about moving to Japan and...
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    I'm pretty sure you just need to bring the...

    I'm pretty sure you just need to bring the examination results that the doctor gives you saying you don't have TB, not the actual x-ray itself.
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    International Remittances

    I've been looking online on different ways to send yen to my home bank account. There's international wire transfers, but both the sending and the receiving banks charge fees (usually around...
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    Interac will pay for it in Japan. I don't have...

    Interac will pay for it in Japan. I don't have health insurance in the US, so it'd probably be about $200 to get it done here. So it's really free versus $200 for the x-ray.

    But, if it's done in...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    Has anyone gone to the doctor for a chest X-ray yet? I'm wondering if I should just wing it and get it done in Japan. I feel like it'd be unusual to get inconclusive results.
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    Congrats on the bonus freckle!

    Yarantoikenbai, it was 18 days between Interac lodging the application for my CoE and actually receiving it at my doorstep. If the same goes for you, it should...
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    Thank you! I'm taking my CoE in tomorrow. I'll be...

    Thank you! I'm taking my CoE in tomorrow. I'll be very happy to meet people in Tokyo soon. The days until departure are melting away.
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    I got a placement finally (PM me if you're interested where), and I'll be attending the August 21st Tokyo training! I've bought my plane ticket, and my CoE should arrive tomorrow. So exciting!
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    I'm not any of those things, but I've had my...

    I'm not any of those things, but I've had my Facebook since I was like 15 or 16, and I was a very experimental high school student. Evidence of underage drinking, immodest pictures, and inappropriate...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    I'm sure everyone received the Facebook group invite e-mail. Anyone else a bit scared of joining? On the one hand, it does seem like a good networking place to meet other ALTs, but on the other hand,...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    Hmmm, I sent an e-mail (was going to call, but it was around what might be their lunch time, so I e-mailed) last night asking what was up with the placement situation. I received a very nice reply...
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    I don't think anyone signs the actual contract of...

    I don't think anyone signs the actual contract of employment until they get a position and meet with the local branch. Anything up to that point is just tentative for visa purposes. I think that's...
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    Excellent points Lianwen, but if I followed that...

    Excellent points Lianwen, but if I followed that advice and got the same instructions as oribaa...



    or if I got deferred until spring, I'd be screwed. I mean, it'd probably be okay, and...
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    I wish I could buy my plane ticket already. But I...

    I wish I could buy my plane ticket already. But I don't know if I'll be training in Osaka on the 15th or Tokyo on the 20th, so it's hard to buy it now. I am anxiously awaiting the okay from Interac...
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    Congrats! That's an awesome placement.

    Congrats! That's an awesome placement.
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    Thank you tairygreen! I really, really appreciate...

    Thank you tairygreen! I really, really appreciate this post. A weight has been lifted from my chest.

    On a separate note, I despised the grammar test as well. I thought it would be similar to the...
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    Congrats Caleb! Hiroshima City is an awesome...

    Congrats Caleb! Hiroshima City is an awesome placement.
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    Everyday that goes by without any news on placement from Interac destroys my soul a little. Lol.

    Someone call a whaaaambulance for me please.
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    Thank you! Good to know I'm not alone.

    Thank you! Good to know I'm not alone.
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    No news yet. :'( I'll be so happy once I get...

    No news yet. :'(

    I'll be so happy once I get a placement, but for now Interac is breaking my heart.
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    That would be if it was about the same month-long...

    That would be if it was about the same month-long waiting period after submitting the online resume that you experienced. It might be less time or more time than two weeks. I was just trying to get...
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    Thank you for the response! I also just received...

    Thank you for the response! I also just received the address confirmation e-mail. My resume was submitted about two weeks ago. It'll be kinda scary not knowing where I'll be for two more weeks and...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2012

    A question to everyone who has received a placement:

    How long did you get the call after your online resume was submitted to Interac's "clients"? Did you receive your CoE in the mail and/or...
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