This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in one of the most remote and untouched nations in the world as Bhutan moves towards an exciting and innovative transformation to a more interactive, thoughtful and participatory system of education.
Top Five Reasons to Teach in Bhutan:
BCF teachers have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of their students and be a part of the creation of a new system of education.
Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is one of the most beautiful and remote reaches of the world; it is a destination that few are lucky enough to visit in their lifetime.
The Bhutanese are renowned for their hospitality and foreigners are welcomed into new communities with open arms.
As the world’s youngest democracy Bhutan is at an exciting moment in her history. BCF teachers will have the chance to witness Bhutan’s evolution first hand.
BCF teachers will gain valuable international experience which they can one day bring back to classrooms in their home country.
Please note: to officially apply to teach in Bhutan, you must fill out our online application at www.teachinbhutan.org/apply. We cannot accept resumes without a submitted application.
Should you have any questions about the recruitment process, please email email@example.com or call 647.233.6607.
Google’s Street View vans continue to cover countries around the world, allowing people to virtually go anywhere from their computer screens. Courtesy of Google’s Street View team, you can now take A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan. Click on the links in the captions so you can explore more on your own!
Reese Ishmael is teaching English at Mongar Lower Secondary School. See how Reese is acclimatizing to the frequent celebrations in Bhutan and the meaning of community in Mongar Dzongkhag.
“The clock ticks slowly here and no one ever seems to be in a hurry. People make impromptu plans as opposed to arranging in advance. Conversations last hours and afternoons turn into all-day events. My friend Yeshi insists this is the better way to live; enjoying the moment. I am sure I will warm to the process in time, but in the thick of my culture shock I find adjustments like these particularly difficult—perhaps more so here than any other country I’ve lived in because of its cultural richness.” -BCF teacher Reese Ishmael in his blog post Rooftop Madness
Congratulations to Bhutan’s national soccer team! On March seventeenth Bhutan won 2-1 against Sri Lanka, securing them a group stage spot in the Asian qualifications for the 2018 Soccer World Cup. This is Bhutan’s first victory in an international soccer play since 2008. Kharma Shedrup Tshering, the teams captain, exclaimed the joy of the win by exclaiming “We let them hear the roar of the Dragon.” Last-Ranked Bhutan Stuns Sri Lanka a Second Time.
Megan Haskin is currently teaching English at Rangjung LSS in Trashigang. Find out what an average day looks like for Megan in Bhutan.
“I feel grateful for how quickly I have adjusted and really feel that I have my new friends to thank for it! The staff and my principal are just so kind and friendly – they made me feel right at home on the first day…Right now I love eating Kewa Datsi, drinking large amounts of naja (milk tea), being extra social, walking everywhere I need to go and of course, I love teaching these precious children!”
Production company Backpacker Films LLC was hired by His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel U. Wangchuck and the Bhutan Olympic Committee to film a commercial for the Tour of the Dragon. It’s one of the world’s most difficult one day mountain bicycling races. Riding 268 kilometres for at least 10 hours through the inner Himalayas, the Tour of the Dragon can show how beautiful and hard core mountain biking can really get. Check out this quick film and pass it on to some friends or family that may be interested in a race of a lifetime!
Applications for the 2016 Bhutanese teaching season are now open!
As a full-time paid international teacher, you have the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn, explore, and expand your professional career in the Land of Happiness. It’s as simple as filling out our online application.
We are currently recruiting qualified teachers to fulfill minimum one-year contracts offered by the Ministry of Education in Bhutan. We’re looking for primary educators, and junior/secondary English, math, science, and special education specialists. Contracts begin January 2016!