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Teaching in Tibet or Bhutan?

 
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dharmachicken



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
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Location: Niigata, Japan

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:23 am    Post subject: Teaching in Tibet or Bhutan? Reply with quote

Does anyone know of possibilities in these places? I am particularly interested in Bhutan. Cheers!
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bnix



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:58 am    Post subject: Very Few Opportunities in Bhutan Reply with quote

It's a small,out of the way country, of course.There may be some volunteer opportunites.Tibet...probably very few if any opportunities.
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Lynden



Joined: 06 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try VSO. They are an Aid Agency that sends volunteers instead of money. From what I've seen it looks like a wonderful agency, providing volunteers with housing, a local-equivalent income, airfare, quarterly payments to your home bank account and student loan assistance. They work in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. The Canadian office can be reached at <www.vsocanada.org>. If you want to teach you need teaching qualifications (B.Ed. or equivalent). If your expertise are in another field, they send volunteers for all sorts of placements, including health care, social services, higher education etc. Good luck!
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Albulbul



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:01 am    Post subject: VSO/CUSO Reply with quote

So what happened to CUSO ? Were they taken over by VSO in London ?
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taiwan boy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at http://www.khamaid.org/programs/economy/englishteacher.htm for information about volunteer teaching in Kham (Eastern Tibet or Western Sichuan according to your political ideologies).
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Roger



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you go with an aide organisation you won't stand a chance of getting into Bhutan or Tibet.
In Tibet, I don't have any info on jobs although I did see a few ads up to a year ago on teachinchina.com, when the adverts were for free. If you applied you wouldn't hear from anybody.

I heard about khamaid, but they don't work inside TIBET proper but in Tibetan-inhabited areas in adjacent Chinese provinces such as Sichuan and Yunnan.
A good news: Travel restrictions in Tibet have been lifted, or so the media informed recently! You can now travel solo without the need to book a tour (and pay through your nose).
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dkcaudill



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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Tibet is more accessible than it used to be, as someone mentioned the travel restrictions are now mostly gone. Bhutan, on the other hand, is a much different scenario. To my understanding, they only allow a very small number of foreigners into the country. With such a small number of work Visa's given, it might be hard ot get much priority as a teacher of english, especially with the nations historic resistance to modernization. Absolutely amazing place from the pictures I've seen.
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Steiner



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how she did it, but I do have a friend who taught English in Lhasa for four years. She's Canadian. I'm pretty sure it was at a university.

As for Bhutan, if you find out how to teach there, let me know. PM me. You might try reading Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa if you haven't yet. She's also a Canadian who went with a volunteer agency called WUSC (World University Service of Canada) in the late 1980s. I'm sure it's changed a lot since, though.
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