Bhutan’s Institute of Language and Culture Studies – Vacancy Announcement

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

Teach in Bhutan – Application closes June 30th. One Month Left to Apply!

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 foreigners
  • Accommodation, visas, work permit, flights are all secured with BCF’s staff
  • Bursaries, fundraising assistance and optional fundraising program to cover associated costs
  • Strong alumni network and pre-departure assistance with other teachers
  • Daily tariff is waived for all teachers
  • National curriculum, created in conjunction with Canadian consultants
  • Entire curriculum is online for access prior to arrival
  • Concept of Gross National Happiness is infused into the curriculum

Apply Today!

Apply Today to Teach in Bhutan

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 have a BEd, equivalent teaching certification, or proof of at least three years relevant teaching experience.

These year-long contracts are renewable up to five years and run from January to December. We are currently recruiting for the 2016 school year. Teachers receive a local salary and accommodation is secured prior to arrival. Please see our website www.teachinbhutan.org or email teach@bhutancanada.org to learn more.

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in one of the most remote and untouched nations in the world as Bhutan moves towards an exciting and innovative transformation to a more interactive, thoughtful and participatory system of education.

Apply Today!

3 Days Left – Apply to Teach in Bhutan Today!

“I have never been more awed than when I first took in the daily assembly at my school. Students were reporting for the first time that morning, and they lined up in perfectly straight rows by class and section with seemingly no instruction. As the assembly began, they fell silent. Student captains led the student body in their morning chanting. Perfectly in unison, the deep baritone of the older boys and the soft, melodic tones of the girls blended together in perfect harmony and filled the space between us and the mountains….It was a deeply spiritual, perfectly beautiful moment that has become one of my favourite parts of each day.” – Ashley Lenzen

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Applications for the 2015 Bhutanese teaching season will be ending in 3 days on July 31st, 2014 – Apply Today!

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TEACH IN BUTAN WEBINAR JULY 17TH!

Have you always had an interest in living and teaching in Bhutan – a country with an enriching culture, welcoming people, a transformative education system, and Gross National Happiness? Join us in learning how you can be a part of the Bhutanese education system for the 2015 school year!
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BCF will be hosting an online webinar on Thursday, July 17, 2014  at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time
This is the perfect opportunity for us to answer all of your questions about the process! From finances to the application process, from accommodations to curriculum, this interactive information session will allow participants to ask their questions and get all the details needed to prepare for this unique opportunity!
RSVP to teach@bhutancanada.org or register at http://bit.ly/BhutanwebinarJuly17
We look forward to meeting with you! Apply today at Teach in Bhutan

Application Deadline is only 4 Weeks Away!

Are you interested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will…

  • Give you full-time paid international teaching experience?
  • Expand your career horizons as you teach a fully immersive national curriculum, taught in English?
  • Allow you to explore a new and unique culture, in one of the most remote and untouched nations in the world?
  • Make a true difference in the lives of rural Bhutanese students and the communities in which they live?
Then apply today to Teach in Bhutan!

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Did you know?

  • Television and Internet access were only introduced to Bhutan in 1999.
  • In 2004, Bhutan became the first country to outlaw tobacco.
  • Bhutan is the world’s only carbon sink – it absorbs more CO2 than it gives out.

Travel a world away. Make a world of difference. Teach in Bhutan.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2014! Join us and our teachers from around the world and make a difference in the education sector in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. 

For more Information, Contact:
Jenna Reynolds
Program Manager, The Bhutan Canada Foundation

Creating A Positive Impact: Bcf Teacher’s School Development Projects!

We are excited to share with you some of the amazing school development projects our teachers have been working on within their schools! For 2014, the School Development Program is funded by the EuroCan Foundation, which focuses on conservation issues, particularly as they relate to renewable energies, climate change and sustainability.

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Kevin Kilkuskie’s waste management project at the Bidung Lower Secondary School, “Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow”, hopes to implement awareness raising and education campaigns surrounding waste management practices. Waste bins, and information on recyclying will be used to teach students and the community about the importance of keeping the environment clean and how recycling and reusing materials can be sustainable and beneficial for future generations!

Travis Dewan has focused his efforts on developing an Environmental Conservation project with the goal of protecting the environment by using sustainable waste management practices among the students and community. Travis’ project hopes to engage students in waste management by integrating visual art and creativity! At the Rangjung Lower Secondary School, art will be incorporated by creating garbage bins with bright colours, environmental proverbs, slogans and visual images. Travis hopes art will attract students to use these bins to safely dispose of waste, and create a sense of responsibility and interest in environmental conservation!

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Warren Tanner a teacher at the Gonthung Middle Secondary School has developed a Greenhouse project that aims to cultivate fruits and vegetables and serve as an interactive classroom where students can learn and grow, while also contributing to the well-being of the school and surrounding community!

Sara Diamond is working on a WASH project that aims to minimize the occurrence of water-borne diseases from unsanitary drinking water by implementing a water filtration system. Currently, at the Tshangkha Lower Secondary School, students do not have access to a sustainable clean water source, relying on boiled water supplied from the school kitchen. The water filtration system will provide students, staff, and the greater community with a clean supply of water, leaving students happy and healthy while reducing illness!

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Sharon Gan Chi Ching’s project is a Botanical Garden at the Pemagatshel Middle Secondary School. This garden will be an area where students can learn about different plant life and species, complimenting what they learn in the classroom. In addition to the garden, washing stations and water taps will be constructed in order to provide students with alternative sanitation areas to keep clean before and after meals, teaching the importance of personal hygiene!

Ashley Lenzen is committed to developing a deer rehabilitation park for the injured wildlife nearby the Nangkor Higher Secondary School by creating a Nature Park . Multiple deer have already been rescued and the current enclosure is insufficient to properly rehabilitate the injured animals. The park would provide a safe place for the deer to recover, while also encouraging students to take initiative in caring for the environment!

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Students in the Classroom at Tshangkha Lower Secondary School.
Photo Credit: Sarah Diamond

All of these eager teachers are getting ready to launch their projects! Stay tuned for more updates as the school year progresses! For Previous School Development Projects, visit Stories from the Field.

Top Reasons to Teach in Bhutan!

Are you interested in teaching in Bhutan, but want to learn more?

Here are six great reasons why you should join The Bhutan Canada Foundation overseas for this unique teaching opportunity!

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1. Engage with Passionate Students

“In some ways kids are the same wherever you go – playful, easily bored, a little cheeky. There are of course many differences. As a teacher, when I enter the school in Bhutan, I am greeted by every student I pass. Each one bows reverently and says, “Good morning Sir.” – Paul Diver, English and Math teacher at Chumey MSS, Bumthang (joined by his wife and three children)

“Student engagement is not hard to create. I have the students repeat a ‘word of the day’ in unison … This is my first-ever teaching job and so far (so short) I love it.”  Mac Walton, Math teacher at Tsebar LSS, Pemagatshel

2. Connect with Locals and Experience a New Culture

“We really felt honoured to be included in such a small village festival and these are the days we will cherish when we look back on our time in Bhutan. The villagers made us feel welcome and when it was time to leave, people came from all directions to shake our hands and thank us for coming. It was truly a magical day …” – Paul Diver, English and Math teacher at Chumey MSS, Bumthang (joined by his wife and three children)

3. Make an Tangible Impact

“I know that by the end of this year, I can improve their English, get them thinking, make them feel more confident and hopefully, teach them to see themselves in a more positive light. These students appreciate me being here and they show me their appreciation every single day.” – Carmelita Realeza, Primary teacher at Kanglung PS, Trashigang

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4. Be a part of a Community

“If I need anything, someone is willing to help me out. This includes cooking for me, guiding me up the mountains for weekend hikes, providing me with fresh un-pasturized milk…There’s such a sense of community that nobody can stand to see me sitting alone…” – Ashley & Mike Lenzen, Math teacher at Nangkhor HSS, Pemagatshel (joined by husband, Mike)

5. Build Lifelong Friendships

“Although the first week was harder than the following ones, it would have been much more difficult if not for newfound friends. I am so grateful for the teachers, students and other members of the community taking care of me.”  Mac Walton, Math teacher at Tsebar LSS, Pemagatshel

6. Explore Breathtaking Views of the Himalayas

 “I had hoped all along that blue skies would bless my last few days in Bhutan as I wanted very much to see the big mountains. Once again, as had happened so many times, Bhutan provided.” – Brick Root, Math and Science teacher at Gaselo HSS, Wangdue

Applications for the 2015 school year are now open!

Apply to Teach in Bhutan by July 31, 2014