Megan Andrew has been learning and teaching Japanese for the best part of 30 years. Her first trip to Japan at the age of 11 ignited a curiosity for languages and communication which lead her to study Japanese at university and then into teaching. Megan is a New Zealand trained teacher of Japanese and has taught in New Zealand and Australia. She has experienced travel and international relocation as a student, teacher, mother and “trailing spouse”. Megan is currently running Gear Up to Thrive, providing language and cultural courses for travellers to Japan, whether on short trips or for mid- and long-term relocation.