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Thursday, March 30
If you have the ability (and flexibility) to live abroad for a year, consider this: The JET Programme of the Japanese government pays you ¥3,600,000/year (about $33,000) tax free, and they fly you over and give you health insurance and vacation time. In exchange, you teach English as a Second Language classes. The only pre-requisite is a bachelors degree -- in any major! More info here, or at an informational session November 6 at the Japan Information Center, 737 N. Michigan Ave.