Blogs of the Week – Summer Snapshots/ July Photos

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, we have to agree! Our BCF teachers often share their beautiful photographs via their blogs.

BCF teacher Tim Grossman has shared some photos in his most recent post Summer Snapshots and Vicky Chartres shares One Photo a Day for July.

Photo Credit: Tim Grossman - View of Borderlands
Photo Credit: Tim Grossman – View of Borderlands
Photo Credit: Vicky Chartres - Daily View
Photo Credit: Vicky Chartres – Daily View

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Exploring Bhutan’s Culture!

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, has plenty of sites to visit and delicious food to eat all over the country.

The Culture Trip is a great website highlighting some of Bhutan’s many venues to experience local food and art as well as a reading list of authentic Bhutanese literature! These are only a few of the great places our teachers visit to  learn about the fascinating culture of Bhutan!

Pema Tshering Artworks at the Water Dragon Gallery

Check out some of their picks for top restaurants, art galleries and novels here!

 

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“I have never been more awed than when I first took in the daily assembly at my school. Students were reporting for the first time that morning, and they lined up in perfectly straight rows by class and section with seemingly no instruction. As the assembly began, they fell silent. Student captains led the student body in their morning chanting. Perfectly in unison, the deep baritone of the older boys and the soft, melodic tones of the girls blended together in perfect harmony and filled the space between us and the mountains….It was a deeply spiritual, perfectly beautiful moment that has become one of my favourite parts of each day.” – Ashley Lenzen

Photo Credit: Vicky Chartre

Applications for the 2015 Bhutanese teaching season will be ending in 3 days on July 31st, 2014 – Apply Today!

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1 Week Left to Apply!

There is only one week left to apply to Teach In Bhutan. The deadline of July 31st is fast approaching so get those applications in!

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ILCS Vacancy Announcement, Fall 2014

The Institute of Language and Culture Studies (ILCS), a campus of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), is currently seeking a lecturer for its English Department. This opportunity is for a year-long contract beginning in the Fall of 2014, with a possible option to renew.

Interested candidates – Please submit a cover letter and resume to Dawa Lhamo at dawalhamo.ilcs@rub.edu.bt

 

Mid-Year Retreat!

Our 2014 teachers are eager to get back to their classrooms and students after spending their summer break in the East! Along with gathering in Trashigang for the annual BCF mid-year retreat, our teachers went off on adventures, exploring the magical eastern part of Bhutan.

Photo Credit: Justine Diver - Teachers on a Trek!
Photo Credit: Justine Diver – Teachers on a Trek!

“We were to be re-united with our fellow chillip (foreign) teachers at a ‘retreat’ in Bhutan’s mysterious east. According to my trusty Lonely Planet, Bhutan’s east is the most densely populated region but it is still the ‘hinterland’ and many tourists simply don’t make it out that far because of the time spent travelling on the long and winding roads…” – Paul Diver

Photo Credit; Justine Diver - BCF Teachers celebrating Canada Day
Photo Credit: Justine Diver – Celebrating Canada Day during the mid-year retreat.

See more photos and read about the Diver’s summer break on their blog: Summer Break in the East.

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GURU RINPOCHE DAY!

Today, Bhutan celebrates the birth of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, an Indian sage who traveled to Bhutan in the 8th century to establish Tantric Buddhism. He is regarded as the second incarnation of Buddha.

According to legend, Guru Rinpoche flew to the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave on the back of Yeshe Tsogyal, a semi-mythical female deity or figure of enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism, whom he transformed into a flying tigress for the journey. Once at the cave Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated in a spot around which the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery was built.

Blog of the Week – Baby in Bhutan!

Sending out a warm Congratulations to BCF teacher’s Matt and Lucy as they welcome a baby girl and embark on yet another adventure to Teach in Bhutan!

Matt and daughter Lily explore Thimphu!

“I was reminded of one of the reasons why we chose to come back to Bhutan … students smiled broadly when they saw me and looking up from their exam papers whispered heartily, “Wel-come back, sir! How is your baby? How is Madam Lucy? We are very much missing you sir and we are happy to meet you!”  – Matt Stretton

If you would like to learn more about BCF’s Teach in Bhutan Program, visit us at www.teachinbhutan.org.

Deadline to Apply is July 31st, 2014!

School Development Project Update – Gonthung Greenhouse

The Teach in Bhutan program offers teachers more than just the opportunity to teach eager students in the Land of Happiness. It is also an opportunity to generate an even larger positive impact in the greater community!

Bhutanese village of Gongthung
Photo Credit: Warren Tanner

Warren Tanner has been teaching in the Bhutanese village of Gongthung for the past five months, busy with teaching a full schedule, making new friends, and learning a great deal about subsistence farming and the challenges faced by local farmers. Currently, 80% of the population relies on subsistence farming to support their families. However, the three-month growing season is not enough to meet the needs of those living in this school community.

In response to this reality, Warren has developed a plan to grant Gongthung Middle Secondary School and the greater community a Greenhouse! This project, in conjunction with The Bhutan Canada Foundation as part of our School Development Program, is generously supported (in-part) through The EuroCan Foundation.

Learn more about this exciting project at Gongthung’s Greenhouse – and stay tuned for updates!

Do you wish to make an impact in Bhutan? Apply today to Teach in Bhutan!