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Reading Program

Complete the application here!



The Reading Program is a unique opportunity to experience life in a magical, mystical Himalayan country that few people get the opportunity 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 personal 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 (will be asked to complete a medical evaluation at time of selection)


Type of Expense 2019 Reading Programs –   Cost ($USD) pp
International airfare to BKK or KTM Booked by participant at their own cost
Round –trip Drukair ( Y class) KTM-PBH-KTM OR BKK-PBH-BKK $450 – $790
All the accommodation while in Bhutan $850-$900
Transport to and from the schools accompanied by BCF staff $200
Administration Fee/ BCF Donation** $150 / $350
Single Entry Visa Fee $40
Estimated Total per person USD

 (Not including cost of int’l flights)

$2,040 – $2,430

*Costs not included:

  • International airfare to Bangkok or Kathmandu
  • Health Insurance
  • Meals
  • Gifts for schools

** All Donations are tax deductible  


Please note, spouses and family are not permitted to accompany Reading Program teachers unless both are teachers who fit the above criteria and participate in the program.

Applications are now open for the 2019 Reading Program!

Program dates include:

  • February 28 – March 28
  • May 1 – June 1
  • July 28 – August 28
  • September 1 – October 1
  • September 28 – October 28

To apply please click here to complete the online application

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

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