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Mongolia Teaching

Experience a culture unknown to most, ride horseback across endless plains, and learn Mongolian in a friendly homestay.

Prices from US$1,145

On the Mongolian steppes, home of legendary horsemen warriors, you will experience a culture unknown to most. Stay in a traditional yurt and ride horseback on the trail of Genghis Khan across endless plains or ride a majestic Bactrian camel into the glow of sunset, where a hot lamb stew awaits. You'll find your homestay family to be welcoming and eager to practise their English with you, just as you'll pick up Mongolian from them. Watch local heroes battle for their honour in a traditional wrestling tournament or trek across one of the country's spectacular national parks.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Visit the home of legendary horsemen warriors
  • Teach English to the enthusiastic community

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Mongolia
Activities Depending on the length of your stay;
Teaching
Horse riding
Language course
Horse/jeep trek
Transport Airport pick-up 
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Every year Mongolian children leave their poverty-stricken families to travel to cities in search of work. Most of them will end up working in the black market, living on the streets, and with no access to education or healthcare. Despite this poverty Mongolia is home to a strong and proud civilisation that once ruled one of the largest empires ever known.

Living with a local family you will be given the chance to undertake an intensive language programme and immersion into the culture and history of Mongolia in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. You will then help teach English in local schools, making their learning of the language both fun and authentic: there are not many English people in Mongolia!

You will help develop the teaching programme to give the children the greatest chance in life.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your detailed project schedule will be agreed with your coordinator upon arrivel but you can expect to be working within a local school delivering lessons to beginner and lower intermediate level students. You will also have the opportunity to help your homstay family improve their conversational English as you immerse yourself into this fascinating culture.

The 4 week placement includes: teaching, horse riding.
The 5 week placement includes: teaching, horse ride, and a 3 day adventure trip to Terelj National Park and Manazashir Monastery  
The 6 week placement includes: a 3 day Mongolian language and culture course, the teaching placement, 1 day horse trek, and a 3 day adventure trip to Terelj National Park and Manazashir Monastery 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Upon your arrival at Ulaanbaatar airport you'll be met by a friendly Frontier-Mongolia representative, who will then transport you to your project site.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You'll stay at a friendly homestay with a traditional Mongolian family in central Ulaanbaatar. You'll be a trusted member of the family and you'll gain marvellous insights into their lives, as they will yours.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Volunteers will eat breakfast and dinner alongside their local hosts, enjoying a range of delicious local food. Please note that the Mongolian diet is heavily meat-based and it might be difficult to accommodate vegetarian diets. You will be responsible for arranging your own lunch at your placement, giving you the chance to explore the delicious local diet further!

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

On your weekends you will get to explore the rugged landscape of the steppe on horseback or on camels. At night you will be sitting around a fire, stargazing whilst eating hot lamb stew before retiring to the warmth of your traditional Mongolian yurt. Practise your traditional archery skills and watch local heroes battle for their honour in ceremonial wrestling tournaments. For the less active, wander about fantastic monasteries, museums and galleries in a place steeped in history.

TEFL

Volunteers on the Frontier-Mongolia Teaching Project can get a TEFL certificate. This will help you to teach anywhere in the world and is great for demonstrating your experience to foreign language education employers.

Your TEFL training will take place over a day at our London Office. We'll take you through everything from basic grammar and punctuation to lesson plan development and communication skills! This is also a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and learn more about Frontier.

You might be worried that you don't have any teaching experience. Don't be! This course is designed for people who are teaching for the first time. We'll take you through the basics, making sure that you are comfortable with the material at every step of the way.

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,145

Extra week US$345

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly, please aim to arrive on the Monday

This project is not operating during following dates:

1 Jan New Year's Day

26 Feb Bituun (Lunar New Year's Eve)

27 Feb Lunar New Year or Tsagaan Sar (White Moon)

28 Feb Lunar New Year Holiday

1 Mar  Lunar New Year Holiday

8 Mar International Women's Day

1 Jun Mothers' and Children's Day

11 Jul Naadam Holiday

12 Jul Naadam Holiday

13 Jul Naadam Holiday

14 Jul Naadam Holiday

15 Jul Naadam Holiday

31 Oct National Day

29 Dec Thu Independence Day

DURATION

2 weeks +

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Ulaanbaatar (ULN)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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