Culture

 

Learning

 

Leisure

 

Community engagement

 

Physical demand

 

  • All meals included Yes
  • Free beverages Yes
  • Persons per room 6-8
  • Wifi in public areas Yes
  • Laundry facilities No
  • Safety box Yes
  • Lockable rooms No
  • Hot shower Yes
  • Private bathroom No
  • Bed linen Yes
  • Towels No
  • Mosquito protection No
  • Fan No
  • Air conditioning No

Program & Schedule

The children from the children’s home located in Bayanzurkh District, outskirts area of Ulaanbaatar will love to meet people from overseas and learn different cultures. Teachers, with or without experience, can make very significant and worthwhile contributions to the kids living in the centre. You must love children and understand their behavior, as you will be surrounded with loads of them everyday and their friendliness can sometimes become over exuberant.

Aims & Objectives

The aims & objective is to help the kids grow in their confidence and gather educational support which will help them in many ways in the future.

Schedule

Week 1

Monday to Tuesday

Experience exotic and gorgeous Mongolia, learn basic language skills to communicate with local Mongolian people, get know about their ancient culture, visit the Chinggis Square & National Museum, and walk through ancient bazaars to capture the sounds, light and colors.

Wednesday to Friday

Starting from Wednesday, you will be engaged in the teaching programs at the schools.

A normal day will begin at 9 am after your breakfast. We proceed to the school or to the community where the project is planned and the project will be introduced to you by our coordinators. You will then take up each class for about 3 - 4 hours and teach them with the activities planned for that day. Return to our center for lunch and you will have the remaining day to plan for the next day.

Similarly, all the days of the week will have the same schedule, but activities will differ as per your plans and coordinator’s feedback.

Week 2 & Onwards

Monday to Friday

If you have chosen to continue your second week with us in Mongolia, your typical day will begin at 9 am wherein you will proceed to the local school or the community centre to educate children as per the activities planned along with the coordinator.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no specific additional requirements.

Living & Location

Mongolia is truly one of the world's last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads.

Ulaanbaatar the capital is a beautiful city offers big contrasts, one minute you’re dodging the path of a Hummer H2 and the next you’re mystified by groaning Buddhist monks at Gandan Khiid. It’s a wild place that bursts into life after slumbering through a long winter. This ever-changing city may be the biggest surprise of your Mongolian adventure.

Accommodation is a standard apartment house in the city of Ulaanbaatar. This is one of the typical homes.

Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Food Arrangements

The meals are a mix of Western and Asian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Facilities

Supermarket, Salon, Laundromat, cinema, money exchange, ATM, sim card shop, and photocopy shops are all located within a 2 kilometers radius.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There are plenty to do around Ulaanbaatar, such Dinosaur Museum, Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, Zaisan Memorial etc

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name:                 Mongolia

Population:        3.08 million

Capital:               Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator

Language:          Mongolian

Currency:           Tugrik (MNT)

Time zone:         MST (UTC +7/+8). MST (UTC +8/+9) in Summer

Country Information

Mongolia is a landlocked sovereign state in East Asia between China and Russia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia. With only 1.7 people per km², Mongolia has the lowest population density among all independent countries in the world, and it is this vast and majestic emptiness that is bringing the traveller, as it does, into a close communion with nature and its nomadic inhabitants. Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator is Mongolia's capital and largest city. The city is not part of any aimag (province), and its population as of 2015 was over 1.4 million; almost half of the country's total population. The city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. The Mongolian capital elicits as much shock as it does excitement.

Climate

Mongolia’s climate can be described as highly continental dominated climate with warm summers and long, dry and very cold winters. Known as "the land of blue sky", Mongolia is a very sunny country and has usually about 250 sunny days a year. The country has the world's most typical continental climate with extreme diurnal and annual ranges of temperature. Average temperature in most of the country is below zero from November to March and close to it in April and October. Winter nights of -40°C are common most years (minimum recorded -55°C at lake Uvs). Summer extremes reach as high as +40°C in the Gobi Desert and +33°C in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Monthly temperature variations of +45°C and more are not uncommon in many regions of Mongolia.

Required clothing:

Lightweight clothes are advised for the summer months, Medium- to heavyweight is necessary during the winter. Be prepared for very low temperatures, -30°C and lower! Wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings, the difference between maxima and minima can vary greatly.

The climate of Mongolia can be classified as Dwc climate; a snow climate with dry winters, less than four months above 10°C and the coldest month lower than -3°C. The southern parts and the Gobi Desert have a BWk climate, a cold desert climate with an annual average temperature lower than 18°C.

Appropriate clothing

Lightweight clothes are advised for the summer months, Medium- to heavyweight is necessary during the winter. Be prepared for very low temperatures, -30°C and lower! Wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings, the difference between maxima and minima can vary greatly.

Culture

The Culture of Mongolia has been heavily influenced by the Mongol nomadic way of life. Other important influences are from Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, and from China. Since the 20th century, Russian and, via Russia, European cultures have had a strong effect on Mongolia.

Since ancient times Tengrism was the dominant belief system of the Mongols and still retains significant importance in their mythology. During the era of the Great Khan's, Mongolia practiced freedom of worship and is still a defining element of the Mongol character. In the 17th century, Tibetan Buddhism became the dominant religion in Mongolia. Traditional Shamanism was, except in some remote regions, suppressed and marginalized. On the other hand, a number of shamanic practices, like voodoo worshiping, were incorporated into Buddhist liturgy.