Finally, a place to send all the people who ask me how to go teach in Bhutan. This is from the Bhutan-Canada Foundation; the two countries have a long history together, and the very first teacher to help set up schools was a Canadian Jesuit (who arrived in the country in October 1963, when I was born!); of course there’s also the famous Jamie Zeppa who wrote Beyond the Sky and the Earth.
Here are some of the ground rules from the website:
Who can apply?
• Qualified teachers holding a degre• Aged 22-59
• Native English speakers from Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
• Priority is given to English, Math and Science teachers
• Adaptable and enthusiastic adventurers who are looking to make a difference!
Can I apply if I am over 60?
The age of retirement for Bhutanese citizens is 55 – 60. This regulation is strictly enforced by the Royal Government of Bhutan, and extends to all foreigners. As a result, The Bhutan Canada Foundation is unable to accept applications from teachers 60 years of age and older.
Do I need to be certified?
All applicants must either be certified, hold a degree in education, or have proof of at least three years relevant teaching experience.