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.
Make lifelong friendships
Visit the home of legendary horsemen warriors
Teach English to the enthusiastic community
Depending on the length of your stay;
Before you go
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
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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
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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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A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
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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.
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.