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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
Airport Pickup Emergency Ground Transport Hotel Homestay Meals Teaching Terrestrial
FAST FACTS
Location Mongolia
Activities Depending on the length of your stay;
Teaching
Horse riding
Language course
Horse/jeep trek
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
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 & drop-off
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

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$ 1,195

Extra week US$ 395

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly

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

Flights are not included in our project costs. However, Frontier have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with Frontier. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact Frontier’s dedicated team of travel experts on +44 800 082 9994 or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel protection so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel protection at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.


Click here to receive a quote and purchase Travel Protection.

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.