Reading Program

Reading Program

The Reading Program is an opportunity to help build the capacity of Bhutanese students and teachers while experiencing 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)
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Be in excellent health

Program Fees

All fees are in US dollars

  • International flight (to gateway city to Bhutan) – Booked by teacher
  • Round-trip flight to Paro – $450 – 1,000 (Depending on departure city)
  • Accommodations – $1,100
  • Transport to and from school – $200
  • Administration fee – $150
  • Donation to BCF – $350*

Estimated total in US dollars $2,250 – $2,800** 

*All donations are tax deductible. **Estimated total does not include international flight. Other costs not included:  medical insurance, meals, gifts for school. Note, spouses and family are not permitted to accompany teacher unless both participate in the program 

Apply Now

Applications are open! Program dates include:

  • February 28 – March 28, 2020 – dates may slightly change
  • May 1 – May 30, 2020 – dates may slightly change
  • July 30 – August 28, 2020

Questions about this program can be addressed to Jasmeen Chandi, Program Manager at or 647-233-6607.