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Women’s Trip

Caroline Geddes Poole 01-02-2016

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.
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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, […]

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Lynne’s Solar Lights Project

BCF Intern 12-15-2015

One of our teachers Lynne Maher worked on a solar lights project in her community in Bhutan. These are useful for when there are power outages and students want to study after sun down. The photo posted below was taken after dark with only the solar lights brightening the Multipurpose hall! How cool is that?! Our teachers are doing pretty amazing things in Bhutan and we are proud of all of them. Way to go Lynne! 


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BLOG OF THE WEEK: Puja

Elizabeth Shelton 12-01-2015

Have you ever heard of a Puja? Well, a Puja is an expressions of “honour, worship and devotional attention”. Current BCF Teacher Catherine O’Brien describes her time at the annual Puja with members of her community. Sit tight because she tells stories of drinking from human skulls and watching cow skin dry! Catherine ties her Puja experience back to the experience of Thanksgiving. Reminding us all that while cultures are very different we all are human beings and community, celebration […]

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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.
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“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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Bhutan’s Institute of Language and Culture Studies, a college of the Royal University of Bhutan, welcomes applications for 2 English instructor positions: one begins in July 2015, and the other in February 2016. An MA is required, but there is no age limit for foreign lecturers.
Learn more here:Vacancy-Announcement-2015

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A team of 100 volunteers in Bhutan has set a new world record by planting 49,672 trees in one hour. The BBC reports that Bhutan’s planters gathered in the capital of Thimphu for their feat, which Guinness World Records confirmed. Bravo Bhutan and all of the planters, what a great way to show commitment to the environment on social forestry day!
Photo Credit: @wangdibumthap - Tree Planting VolunteersPhoto Credit: @wangdibumthap – […]

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Deadline to apply to Teach in Bhutan is only one month away. Please see our website www.teachinbhutan.org or email teach@bhutancanada.org to learn more and apply!
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Two-week orientation in the capital city, Thimphu
Support from both Toronto office and Bhutan field office
Mid-year retreat
Paid position, with an English curriculum
Local Bhutanese salary (more than enough to comfortably live in Bhutan)
Fascinating and unique culture that is extremely welcoming to […]

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Bhutan Photo Campaign

Elizabeth Shelton 05-21-2015

The Tourism Council of Bhutan is dedicating a Photo Campaign to the 4th King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck for giving the Kingdom of Bhutan the opportunity to pursue their own path to happiness. The Bhutan Photo Campaign is a creative and fun way to allow everyone to define happiness through photographs. Anyone can submit photos taken both inside and outside of Bhutan.
Bhutan Photo Campaign
To take part:

You must register […]

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In the spirit of Asha or “hope,” the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto invites you to a breakfast fundraiser to aid victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Click here to learn more about the event. We hope to see you there!
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May 13, 8:00 – 10:30 AM (drop in)
Munk School of Global Affairs
315 Bloor Street West

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Apply Today to Teach in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 05-05-2015

Applications to Teach in Bhutan open until June 30th!
Travel a world away. Make a world of difference. Teach in Bhutan.
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We are specifically looking for Elementary and Secondary Math, Science and English teachers as well as Special Education specialists to fill positions in public schools in rural Bhutan. No other language needed, as English is the language of instruction in Bhutan. Applicants must […]

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