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Summer Reading Program

   The Bhutan Summer 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 to participate in the Bhutan Summer Reading Program individuals need to meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced and qualified Teachers (with a B.Ed and/or teaching license and five years of experience).
  • Teaching subjects should be at the elementary level or English at any level; additional qualifications in reading, literacy, English webinar 2014specialization, and ESL are highly sought.
  • English must be your first, mother-tongue, language.
  • Spouses/family are not permitted to accompany Reading Program teachers unless both are teachers who fit the above criteria and participate in the Program.
  • Teachers must complete a BCF medical evaluation form with their general physician and be in excellent health.


Type of Expense 2018 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  (shared room *) $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

 All expenses are in $US Dollars

  • * Single room upgrade will be an additional $ 25.00-35.00 per night  

*Costs not included:

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

** All Donations are tax deductible  

Please address a letter of interest to Nickolasl: [email protected] with a list of your credentials and experience and your reasons for wanting to be involved in this program. Once your letter has been acknowledged, you will be required to submit a completed application form with a copy of your CV and list of credentials, as well as a copy of your passport, which must be valid for six months after the date of the trip.

Deadline for the Summer Reading Program is March 31, 2018.

Questions about any aspect of the program, or about Bhutan, can also be addressed to Nicholas Babiuk, the Executive Director in BCF’s Toronto office, 647-233-6607  [email protected]