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Reasons to Teach in Bhutan!

BCF Intern 03-02-2016

Looking for another reason to Teach in Bhutan? We are loving this article by Intrepid Travel about reasons why Bhutan might be the most liveable country in the world! If you are interested in experiencing Bhutan, apply to Teach in Bhutan by March 31st!
Colourful festival in Bhutan
What is your favourite part of living in Bhutan? Let us know below!

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Blog of the Week – Baby in Bhutan!

BCF Intern 07-07-2014

Sending out a warm Congratulations to BCF teacher’s Matt and Lucy as they welcome a baby girl and embark on yet another adventure to Teach in Bhutan!
Matt and daughter Lily explore Thimphu!
“I was reminded of one of the reasons why we chose to come back to Bhutan … students smiled broadly when they saw me and looking up from their exam papers whispered heartily, “Wel-come back, sir! How is your baby? How is Madam Lucy? […]

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The Teach in Bhutan program offers teachers more than just the opportunity to teach eager students in the Land of Happiness. It is also an opportunity to generate an even larger positive impact in the greater community!
Bhutanese village of GongthungPhoto Credit: Warren Tanner
Warren Tanner has been teaching in the Bhutanese village of Gongthung for the past five months, busy with teaching a full schedule, making new friends, and learning a great deal about subsistence farming […]

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Interested in a typical day in the life of a BCF teacher? Learn from Sarah’s wonderful account of her day to day, including waking up before 7, sharing kitchen scraps with cows, enjoying life with friends and colleagues, and longing for real coffee.
Diamond, Sarah - College House
“There’s something ever so satisfying about putting effort into everyday basic activities that I take for absolute granted back […]

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Photo of the Week – New Home in Zhemgang

Elizabeth Shelton 02-25-2014

Our teachers are now settling into their unique placements across the country and making their apartments become their new homes. It takes quite a while to get everything ready (such as Internet, hot water, furnishings) but things are coming together for Kezia in Zhemgang!
Zuber, Kezia - Flat in Zhemgang
Kezia’s flat in Zhemgang. Lower half of the yellow building with blue door and window frames. Photo Credit: […]

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Reading Vicky and Ian’s last blog post as they headed on to a new adventure, after two passionate years living in Bhutan, made all of us sad but excited for all that has been accomplished and how strong we continue to grow together.
As much as the scenery and the amazing students, one of the great privileges of working in Bhutan has been meeting so many likeminded people. They are a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for teaching […]

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We’ve recently had the pleasure to chat with a number of BCF teachers currently in the field and they’ve told us some amazing stories and incredible moments that they’ve experienced while in Bhutan. Tim, who’ll be staying for a second year at his school, Tshenkharla MSS, in Trashiyangtse, recently posted a fascinating story on his blog. We’ve also posted it below:

Photo Credit: Tim Grossman.

When BCF asked me to share an anecdote about my time in Bhutan I drew […]

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Like our recent post about Dave Green’s awesome music club at Pakshikha MSS, we’re thrilled to share a story from BCF Teacher Martin and his lovely wife Tara at Wangdicholing LSS in Bumthang, as he experienced his birthday celebrations in true Bhutanese style!


I knew already that birthdays were not a big thing here in Bhutan.  Except for very young children, nobody really celebrates their Special Day as we do in Canada.  In fact, several adults […]

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Bhutan’s tears of joy over chillies

Bhutan Canada 10-04-2012

Chillies are a staple in the cuisine of Bhutan. It takes time for our BCF teachers to be able to adapt to the spiciness and the common practice of having chillies in nearly every meal – but once they get used to it, they tend to eat it up!

Photo Credit: Reuters

“In the picturesque Himalayan country known for championing Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a measure of development, chillies are a way of life……’We don’t use chillies […]

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Accommodation varies widely in Bhutan and our teachers learn quite quickly that it is much different than what they might be used to back home. However, with the help of friends they meet, and the support of one another, they make their new homes warm, welcoming, and comfortable!

Sarah’s home

Sabrina’s Sitting Room

Dave’s Living Room

Martin and Tara’s Kitchen

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