Travel to Kazakhstan on a Budget
World Explorers is the the ideal program for adventure travelers, a gap year or traveling on a budget. You receive a private room and three daily meals in exchange of teaching English for 15 hours weekly to your host family.
The rest of the time is yours to explore as you wish!
Had anyone ever even heard of Kazakhstan before Borat?
That’s right, the fictitious Kazakh journalist, a character played by English comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, put Kazakhstan on the map for the masses. In fact, Borat’s popularity had such a tremendous impact on Kazakhstan that the number of tourists increased by tenfold.
However, there is so much more to Kazakhstan than Borat! The vast transcontinental territory spreads from Europe to Asia and was once inhabited by nomadic tribes and occupied by Genghis Khan. The country is rich in oil and other natural resources. Major cities are home to modern and innovative architecture design. The former-Soviet country hosts a total of 131 distinct ethnicities that are each rich with unique cultural traditions. The Kazakh people are extremely welcoming and eager to meet native English speakers, just like you!
CHI works with its trusted partner agency in Karaganda. The third largest city in the country, Karaganda is home to two major universities. When not tutoring their hosts, past World Explorers have also had the chance to teach English at the university. This opportunity offers a great way to fill your free time and make new friends.
While Kazakh is the official language, Russian is also widely spoken in Kazakhstan. We recommend Kazakhstan as a destination if you are looking to improve your Russian language skills while helping others. The aim of World Explorers is to get your students speaking better English. CHI provides you with basic tutoring materials for the casual English conversation lessons. Most Kazakhs learn English at an early age in school and are dying for the opportunity to use it. That’s where you come in. You will be welcomed into your host family’s home and become a part of their lives, and in return, they will become your friends for life.
Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-40+. Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.
A great way to travel on a budget
World Explorers in Kazakhstan?