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When I first volunteered to teach in Bhutan, I did not expect to see my students become published writers. I thought I’d teach some classes and maybe do a few school-wide projects. I didn’t expect my students to be so ambition… and so talented.
Now, during my second year at Jakar High School in central Bhutan, I have three students who just sold their writing to publishers in America, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Our first writer is named Dorji Wangchuk. He’s […]

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“I sense this may be and will be a life-altering experience- but I’m not yet sure in what ways….”

Mary Ann Pruyser, one of BCF’s volunteer teachers this summer, has given us a look into her pre-departure thoughts. This month marks the take off of our Summer Reading Program. We’re sending 16 amazing teachers, including Mary Ann, to embark on a trip of a lifetime, acting as reading mentors to students in Bhutan. Understandably, these teachers have a lot on their […]

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Blog of the Week – Joe’s Journal

Bhutan Canada 02-11-2015

BCF teacher Fraser MacInnes, who is teaching English at Samey PS in Dagana, has started a blog while in Bhutan that is geared towards children and is told through the voice of Joe Crow.  Fraser’s blog is designed as a learning tool to inform children about a different culture and way of life.
Photo Credit: Fraser Macinnes - Fraser and Joe Crow!Photo Credit: Fraser MacInnes […]

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Blog of the Week – A New Beginning

Bhutan Canada 01-28-2015

Our Class of 2015 is in the midst of a two-week orientation and new BCF teacher Reese Ishmael writes about his first few days in Bhutan in his latest blog post A New Beginning.
Before I knew it, the flight attendant was announcing our descent. I looked out the window to find mountains everywhere. Above them were only a few small clouds speckling a vibrant field of cerulean. As we carved through the valleys houses and monasteries appeared on the sides […]

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We are very excited to bring you an update from 2013 BCF teacher Andrea Chisholm. Accompanied by her husband and two sons, Andrea spent a year in Bhutan teaching English at Chumey MSS in the district of  Bumthang. Having been home in Australia for over eight months now, Andrea is still very much connected to the country of Bhutan, the students, and the community of people she met along the way.
“We’ve been home from Bhutan since January, and although I feel […]

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Photo of the Week – Sarah and Students

Bhutan Canada 09-02-2014

BCF teacher Sarah Diamond is currently teaching English at Tshangkha LSS, in Trongsa. This is Sarah’s second year teaching in Bhutan and you can read all about her fun and sometimes humorous adventures here – Sarah Out and Abhut!
Photo Credit: Sarah Diamond - Sarah and her studentsPhoto Credit: Sarah Diamond – Sarah and her students
 

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Blog of the Week – Blowing in the Wind

Bhutan Canada 08-19-2014

In her blog post Blowing in the Wind, BCF teacher Vicky describes a fun venture she planned and successfully executed with her students at Samtengang MSS in Wangdue!
“For the past week my 3 class VIII sections have been studying an essay called “Prayer flags blowing in the wind” which I thought combined perfectly with the song lyrics of “Blowin’ in the wind” by Bob Dylan which just happened to be included as a poem in the same unit. From the moment I […]

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Catching up With the Diver Family

Bhutan Canada 05-30-2014

Archery, local buses, and fiery food! BCF teacher Paul Diver and family share what it is like living in Bhutan on their blog Bhutan Clan.
Diver, Justine - Diver FamilyPhoto Credit: Justine Diver – The Diver family
“Another great thing about the buses is that they will stop anywhere along the road and so when a fellow teacher asked me to buy her some ‘real coffee’ in […]

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Homestay in Haa by Matt Stretton

Bhutan Canada 04-29-2014

In the March-April 2014 issue of Druk Air’s Tashi Delek Magazine, BCF teacher Matt Stretton writes about his time spent in Haa Valley and celebrating Lomba with a local family…

Tashi Delek mar-april 2014, Homestay in Haa (Matt Stretton) from Bhutan Canada
“My interest in Haa was first stirred by my colleague and Dzongkha lopen, Thinley Pelden, himself a proud Haap (as people from Haa are known). Thinley told me in detail about the special Haap New Year, called Lomba, […]

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BCF alumni teacher Andrea Chisholm and her family were recently featured in an episode of HGTV’s show House Hunters International: Off The Grid!
Photo Credit: Andrea ChisolmPhoto Credit: Andrea Chisholm
Photo Credit: Andrea ChisholmPhoto Credit: Andrea Chisholm
After reading about Bhutan, Andrea becomes sold on the idea of moving there. She […]

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