TRAVEL ON A BUDGET IN MONGOLIA
Learn About Mongolia
How would you like to live with a host family in Mongolia for a couple of months? Yes, Mongolia! The origin of the famed Mongol Empire which was ruled by emperor Genghis Khan and dominated much of Eurasia at the height of its power. Today, Mongolia features a unique intersection of ancient and modern cultural traditions. While the cities are quite developed with modern infrastructure, the countryside is very rural and the locals still live in yurts. Home to giant vultures, camels and wild horses, Mongolia is probably the most exotic country World Explorers has to offer.
CHI works with its trusted partner in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to find and to screen the best host families possible for you to live with as an active member of the family. Most placements aren’t far from Ulaanbaatar’s city center, so it will be easy to get around on your own. Our participants are usually able to help out at our Mongolian partner agency’s office leading an English Speaking Club which allows for extra teaching experience and opportunities to make new friends! Past travelers also had the opportunity to visit the vast Mongolian countryside and spend the night in a yurt. Mongolians are eager to share their traditional culture, ancient traditions and exotic cuisine with foreigners.
The country’s official language is Mongolian, but many people speak Russian as well since Russia sits directly to the north. English is also widely spoken, but since Mongolians rarely have the chance to converse with a native English speaker, they will be really excited to meet and speak with you.
We understand that keeping the World Explorers cost down is as important as the life-changing experience you will enjoy. Hence, we prepared a cost calculator which shows the cost of the program (excluding airfare) compared to the cost of a standard vacation. The prices are calculated according to the destination chosen, the arrival and departure dates, and the length of your stay.
The length of your stay is an especially important factor: the longer you stay abroad, the cheaper the cost per day becomes.
CHI is a non-profit organization, but we still have fixed costs that are necessary for running the program. Our overseas partners are actually for-profit, and we must take that into consideration as well. Our partners do the work to find and screen excellent host families that match your interests and needs!
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