Apply to Teach in Bhutan now!

BCF is looking for qualified teachers to teach in Bhutan starting in January 2017.

The Bhutan Canada Foundation works in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Bhutan to send highly qualified English-speaking teachers to teach in public schools across the country. BCF teachers support the further improvement of the Bhutanese6jOTHwOyWd-Vdp4YVCZ3uEY2PWhw7soO5TsW9ketyg4 education system by modelling innovative teaching techniques, providing professional development to colleagues and encouraging the development of spoken and written English.

Since January 2010, BCF has sent a total of 89 teachers to 39 different communities across Bhutan. These teachers have had a direct impact on the lives of over 20,800 Bhutanese students.

In order to qualify to participate in the Teach in Bhutan program you need to be a native English speaker (one’s first language – “mother tongue” – must be English).  In addition, individuals need to:

  1. possess a degree in either Education or in the subject you wish to teach (eg., English, Maths)
  2.  have at least three years of relevant classroom experience.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.  Apply today at http://www.teachinbhutan.org/apply-2/

Women’s Trip

Looking for an exciting adventure? In March 2016, BCF will be taking a group of intrepid women travellers to Bhutan, and it will be a trip not to be missed.

Paro Tshechu

This ten-day trip will include hiking, white water rafting, private receptions, and unique access to historic sights. You will also have the special opportunity to meet with a current BCF teacher in their school, meet their students and see and hear about BCF’s work in Bhutan.

A highlight of the trip will include attending the  Paro Tshechu, an annual religious dance festival held to commemorate the life of Guru Padmasambhava. This festival is characterized by masked dancers in striking costumes, pictured below. This festival is an important religious and social gathering for the Bhutanese people, many of whom turn out in their finest clothes and jewellery.

downloadFurther, our hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s most revered temple will be a day unlike any other. The temple is perched on a rocky cliff above the Paro Valley.
The program fee per person is $5,900 and included in this cost is return airfare into and out of Paro International Airport, all meals and accommodations, visa and government tariff costs, as well as our private driver and professional guide.

Filled with amazing views, wonderful food, and unique experiences, BCF is certain that this trip will create memories to last a lifetime. We will be arranging a group airfare fate from Toronto to Vancouver to Bangkok, and there will be an optional 2-night stay in Bangkok to allow participants to “get over” their jet lag. With an exclusive group of only 15 women, this trip is filling up fast, and we encourage you to reserve your spot soon.

Click here for a detailed itinerary. To reserve your spot, please contact Andrea Geddes Poole at andrea@bhutancanada.org or call (647) 233 – 6607.