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Travel to Mongolia 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!

Neither degree nor experience is required. You also don’t need to speak the local language. 
Your Destination


Famous City
Ulan Bator
Popular Dish
Main Tourist Attraction
Mongolian Yurts
$1 buys $3450.00 Mongolian Tugrik

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.

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.


In order to teach English in Mongolia you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a high school graduate

Be flexible and adaptable to a different culture

Be respectful of your host family’s rules

Be a fluent English speaker *

* from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand. Residents from other countries may only be considered if they are completely fluent in English
Travel options from 30 to 90 days

Program Costs

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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A great way to travel on a budget

Live as a local, being hosted by locals. It is cheaper and you learn valuable insights about their culture and way of life.



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Experiences abroad

I would highly recommend anyone who wishes to go to someplace new and unique they try the Mongolia program. Mongolia is unlike any place I have ever been and will probably remain unlike any place I'll go to. It's at times challenging, but it's part of the experience. Travelling should be challenging. It should confront your expectations of life and pre-conceptions. It was also a lot of fun. Overall, a highly worthwhile trip and would recommend again.
Joe R.
World Explorer in Mongolia
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