why would you want to go down the route of dead-end jobs such as ALT or Eikaiwa. If you have a tech degree, you should come to the middle east and get a job there in your industry. In 10 years you could be a manager making more money than anyone on this board. I met an Indian tech manager and he was making 15.000 dollars a month tax free and he was in his 30s. You have the problem of nationality when it comes to English teaching and it is going to be a recurring problem. It will make everything difficult for you, taking the easy route is my recommendation.