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We Have Arrived – Dylan Haskin

Bhutan Canada 02-05-2015

Our class of 2015 teachers have been enjoying orientation in Thimphu and getting to know each other, but today they go their separate ways and begin the journey to their individual school placements. Check out this video of their arrival in Bhutan from Dylan Haskin, who is the husband to BCF teacher Megan Haskin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmWJKgxnZ8s
Be sure to visit Dylan’s website Dylan Haskin Photography!

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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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First Bhutan International Festival

Bhutan Canada 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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Class of 2015 Arrive in Bhutan!

Bhutan Canada 01-26-2015

Our Class of 2015 teachers have arrived safely in Bhutan! Up next is a two week orientation in the capital city of Thimphu where they will get to know each other, the country and the culture, as well as preparing them for their classrooms and curriculum.
Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael - Bhutan AirlinesPhoto Credit: Reese Ishmael – Bhutan Airlines
Stay tuned for updates over the next few […]

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Traditional Day of Offering

Bhutan Canada 01-21-2015

The Traditional Day of Offering is a holiday usually falling in January or February, on the 1st day of the 12th month of the calendar. It is a time of thanks and offerings for the Bhutanese people, typically directed towards Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the famous unifier of kingdom and culture in Bhutan during the early seventeenth century. The day is celebrated with feasting and traditional sports, including archery, digor, and khuru (darts).
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Class of 2015 Profile: Kirsten Scott

Bhutan Canada 01-15-2015

Last but certainly not least, we are excited to introduce to you to our final new BCF teacher Kirsten Scott! Kirsten is a fellow Canadian and will be teaching English at Bidung LSS in Trashigang. Along with our 16 new teachers this year we have 4 returning teachers Ashley Lenzen, Wendy Max, Scott Harris and Tim Grossman. We can’t wait for everyone to arrive in Bhutan and stay tuned for updates on orientation!
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Visit Bhutan Year Events Calendar

Bhutan Canada 01-12-2015

2015 is here! Bhutan has declared this year Visit Bhutan Year, and many exciting and special events will take place throughout the country of Bhutan in celebration of the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
Visit Bhutan 2015
Check out the Events Calendar at the Visit Bhutan 2015 website to see what is in store for the year ahead!

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Class of 2015 Profile: Holly Krasniuk

Bhutan Canada 01-09-2015

We are pleased to introduce fellow Canadian and new BCF teacher Holly Krasniuk. Holly will be teaching English at Samtengang PS in Wangdue Phodrang.
Holly Krasniuk
Holly Krasnuik was raised in Edgewater BC; a rural community nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here her supportive family exposed her to environmental education, and she developed a true passion and love for nature, adventure and culture. Keen to share these passions, she moved to Victoria B.C where […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Nakita Singh

Bhutan Canada 01-08-2015

We are pleased to introduce another new BCF teacher joining our class of 2015 Nakita Singh. She will be heading to Khidheykhar MSS in Mongar to teach English!
Nikita Singh
Nakita’s interests in travel and teaching were cultivated at a young age. Since then she has completed a degree in International Education, studied in Japan and taught in the Netherlands, Tunisia and in her home county, the UK, as well as exploring other cultures around the […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Alex Rothman

Bhutan Canada 01-05-2015

With less than three weeks to go before our Class of 2015 arrives in Thimphu, we’re excited to introduce another passionate and engaged educator, Alex Rothman, who will be heading to Drujeygang HSS in Dagana to teach English.
Alex Rothman
Alex Rothman is from Wanganui, a small town in provincial New Zealand. After spending a year in North Yorkshire Alex lived in Wellington, the ‘coolest little […]

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