Life in New York, one of the world's largest cities, is honestly quite difficult. Though even Americans would say so, for foreigners it applies even more so. Aware of this, I created Spark Solution, LLC to aid those in NY or those who plan to come to NY in a variety of ways. Spark Solution provides full support to help you navigate into NY life (ESL school & college, housing, internships, visa application, cultural event).
I had a good life in Japan. I was an English teacher in a small city Matsuyama for 8 years. However, something inside of me didn't feel satisfied. I didn't perfectly fit into the philosophy of "think inside of the box" and could not escape my inner voice telling me NY is where I should be. So at age 31, I made the decision to go to NY. I gave up my career in Japan because I honestly believed I would find a better career path in NY (you can imagine the yelling my parents did!). I got on that plane for NY and did not look back.
It's been 7 years since I came to NY in 2008. It has taken this long to finally understand why it had to be NY all along. NY is the competitive place where people from all over the world come to make their dreams come true. Everyday you have to compete with them. But the beauty of NY is that it can reward those who never give up and don't back down from the challenge. NY loves a winner and someone who got their the hard way. NY can reward that type of person in ways most places cannot.
I did it. I know you can. Take a look at my website and see how I moved to NY from Japan and I managed to survive initially, overcoming many challenges and obstacles, to eventually achieve my goal - get Green Card and be a business owner in NY! I made a dream come true. Now it's time for you to make your dream come true.
Spark Solution, LLC Owner / Contultant
New York is the place where I can be myself.
Matsuyama City, Ehime, Japan.
High school ESL teacher, ESL school owner, Japan
Japanese elemenrary school teacher at Ikuei Gakuen - Japanese Children's Society, NY
May 2009 - October 2013
International student consultant, Office Manager, School Director at Bluedata International, ESL school, NY
Novermber 2013 - September 2015
International program coordinator & consultant at Pacific College of Oriental Meficine (acupuncture & oriental medicine college)
Octoer 2015 -
Owner / Consultant at Spark Solution, LLC, NY
Besides working for schools as a consultant, Ai has many experiences in arranging internship and or volunteer programs for international students, home-stay programs, and other cultural activities and events.