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Current BCF teacher Megan Haskin has a series on her fantastic blog Korbay Delay that profiles teachers now teaching abroad. Her most recent feature was of Reese Ishmael, another BCF teacher in Bhutan. Check out the interview at Teacher Abroad: Reese Ishmael.
Mongar LSS, Mongar.Mongar LSS, Mongar.
“My life here is rather simple, just as I imagined it would be. The community is close and kind, eager to help and compassionate in […]

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Blog of the Week – Picasso in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-10-2015

Megan Haskin is teaching English at Rangjung LSS in succession of BCF teacher Travis. Last year Travis started an Art Club and Megan has gladly stepped in to continue the clubs success!
I now have over 40 children in my club and although I thought it would be total chaos it is the total opposite. They listen to my every word and focus all of their attention when creating their art works. The first words that left my mouth on the […]

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Blog of the Week – Cat in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-02-2015

Continuing with our introduction to new teacher blogs, we bring you BCF teacher Catherine’s blog Cat in Bhutan. Catherine is teaching English at Dechentsemo MSS in Punakha, and shares insights and photos from her time spent teaching and enjoying local holidays in Bhutan so far!
Photo Credit: Catherine O'Brien - BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.Photo Credit: Catherine O’Brien – BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.
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Blog of the Week – Rooftop Madness

BCF Intern 03-24-2015

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.
Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael - View from Home.Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael – View from Home.
“The clock ticks slowly here and no one ever seems to be in a hurry. People make impromptu plans as opposed to […]

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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 […]

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Blog of the Week – Home Sweet Home…

Elizabeth Shelton 02-18-2015

BCF teacher Sarah Barnett is settling in to teach English at Gongthung MSS in Trashigang. On her blog she writes about her adventure across the country to get to her placement and her first week upon arrival.
The next day we had more GNH training, which was really interesting to learn about. I have to say that I’m really fascinated by all of the beliefs and cultural systems that are going on here. I think that it’s really great to learn about […]

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First Bhutan International Festival

Elizabeth Shelton 01-27-2015

The first Bhutan International Festival will be held this year in Thimphu! The festival will run from February 14 – 23, with the aim of promoting local arts and creative industries including art, photography, film and music.
BhIF is a non profit annual event – working to build a resilient platform for the ongoing support of the creative arts in Bhutan.
Our mission is to provide a new outlet for artists from across the nation, and invite a cultural exchange with artists from […]

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A few weeks ago we posted about BCF teacher Matt Stretton’s Junior Guiding Program that was featured in Kuensel Online. Since then, Matt has written a short post about some of the in-class activities he used to prepare students for the Program he ran in Bhutan. Included are some photo’s from the day, so take a look at Chamgang Community Guiding Program!
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The Kingdom of Bhutan may seem an unlikely place for bicycling culture, but today the sport  is taking root in the mountainous country! One of the reasons for the increased interest is Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan’s fourth Druk Gyalpo. He is an avid cyclist who can often be found biking the steep foothills that circle the capital city of Thimphu. Another reason is The Tour of the Dragon, one of the world’s most challenging bike races which takes place in Bhutan once a year. 
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Vicky Chartres is currently teaching English & Geography at Samtengang MSS in Wangdue, and was able to attend the Wangduephodrang Tshechu.
“Tshechu” is the annual event of the year in every district and though it is billed as a religious festival it is much more than that, as evidenced by Vicky’s experience and her colourful pictures from her latest blog post!
Unfortunately in June 2012 the Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Dzong was burnt to the ground in a fire. As plans are underway to re-build, […]

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