Reading Program

Reading Program

The Reading Program is an opportunity to experience life in a mystical Himalayan country that few people get to visit. During a 4-week classroom placement you will help elementary school children to improve their English reading skills. You will also mentor Bhutanese teachers, providing them with the chance to learn from your experience and skill base. You will be able to have a positive impact on both children and teachers, while enjoying a unique experience!

In order to qualify applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced teacher (with B.Ed or equivalent and three years of experience)
  • Native English speaker
  • Be in excellent health

Program Fees in $USD

International flight (to gateway city to Bhutan) - Booked by teacher
Round-trip flight to Paro - $450 – 1,000 (Depending on departure city)
Accommodations - $850 - $900
Transport to and from school - $200
Administration fee - $150
Donation to BCF - $350

Estimated total in USD (Not including international flight) - $2,040 - $2,600

- Costs not included: international airfare, medical insurance, meals, gifts for school
- All donations are tax 
- Spouses and family are not permitted to accompany teacher unless both participate in the program  

Applications are open for 2019! Program dates include:

- May 1 - May 30
- July 28 - August 28
- September 1 - October 1
- September 28 - October 28

Questions about this program can be addressed to Jasmeen Chandi, Program Manager at or 647-233-6607. Sign up below or download the application