Projects Abroad High School Projects in Mongolia

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Projects Abroad offers two fantastic volunteer programs in Mongolia for High School students.

Your skills will be put to good use in our Medical internship, where you will spend 2 weeks of your summer unlike any other.

You will also get to explore some of Mongolia's scenic sights and eat an authentic Mongolian barbecue meal. For more details, visit Projects Abroad's site for High School Specials!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Medicine in Mongolia- High School Special

I went to Mongolia with a friend at 17. While I had travelled alone before, I had never gone so far by myself. The Projects Abroad staff were easy to reach and made me feel supported throughout my travels, and were easy to find at the airport when I arrived in Mongolia. Though few people outside the staff spoke English, we were able to get by with a combination of hand gestures and google translate.
The project itself gave me opportunities I would never get as a student in Canada. As someone who is interested in a career in medicine, I was able to ride along on ambulance calls, sit in on surgeries (I was 2 deviated septum surgeries and a hysterectomy), play with orphaned and special-needs children, as well as get hands-on while helping to treat patients with a local doctor. I learned how to insert an IV, measure blood glucose levels, bandage wounds, perform CPR, and take blood pressure.
The social aspect was also awesome. We had a small group, about 13, of kids from all over the world. We had 4 girls from Canada, 2 kids from the USA, 2 boys from Japan, 3 girls from Taiwan, a girl from Korea, and a girl from Italy. I made great friends who I am still in touch with. Together we got to go to a karaoke studio, visit the Mongolian countryside, see tons of national monuments and museums, and take pictures in traditional Mongolian costumes. I had an amazing experience in Mongolia, and I would definitely travel with Projects Abroad again.

What was your funniest moment?
Two of my friends decided she wanted to dye their hair on the trip! We went to the State Department store and bought some hair dye and spent the night dyeing their hair with toothbrushes, because we didn’t have anything else to brush the dye in with. We were aiming for silver for one of them, but her hair ended up being pretty orange. The guy who’s hair we dyed pink ended up looking great though!

P.S. If you have the chance to get a Mongolian massage, make sure to go for it! Me and my friends still laugh at the stories to this day.
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Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Emily,
Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We’re delighted that you had a great time. We hope that you can join us again in the future on our High School Specials Medicine Project in Mongolia or perhaps a totally different project and destination – there are loads to choose from! See you soon,

Otgonbayar.T- Country Director for Mongolia

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Maria Teresa
Yes, I recommend this program

Volountiring in Ulanbatar

My experience was really unique because all of it was unexpected. I didn’t imagine even a little of the things I finally did, I really learned so much That I felt like I became another person. It was an adventure but also a mission. A mission because I feel that i’ve Helped Even if a little. So thanks very much to all the Projects Abroad team.. hope to join soon another project. To speak more in particular the thing I preferred was working in the afternoon with all the locals, it wasn’t easy but so relieving. We planted trees, and painted the rocks with all the kids too. The owner was so kind, she kept cooking typical stuff because she saw us so tired. Teaching English in the morning was very fun, I really recommend this project to anybody.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing was when we played all togheter with the ship bones, for everybody it was so normal but not for us.
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Response from Projects Abroad

HI Maria,
First of all, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really value your feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away with us on the High School Specials Care and Community Project in Mongolia – you are welcome back anytime!

Otgonbayar.T- Country Director for Mongolia

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Yes, I recommend this program

Medicine High School Special un Mongolia

This Summer I had an amazing experience in Mongolia. It was my second project with this organisation because the previous Summer I went volounteering in Peru which also helped me to understand that Medicine is what I really want to study.
In Mongolia I had the opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world and local people as well. Mongolians are really kind and always make you feel comfortable. What about the medical experience? It was really hands on thanks to the many workshops for example sutures, IVs, installing nasogastric Thebes, CPR and BLS. Moreover, I was given the opportunity to take ambulance shifts for 3 days and I also watched two surgeries (a lung abscess and ENT operation). I’d really recommend this amazing project!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy every single moment of your project because time will fly so fast!
Don’t judge the other culture which will obviously be very different but try to get the most out of it and make lots of new friends. Everyone on my project was so kind and we used to laugh all the time
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Response from Projects Abroad

Hello Ludovica,
It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic time away on our High School Specials Medicine project in Mongolia. The effort that you put into the project was admirable; you are truly appreciated by the local community and Projects Abroad. We’ll see you soon on another project or Internship!

Otgonbayar.T, Country Director for Mongolia

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Yes, I recommend this program

Care & Community Project in Mongolia

My experience with Projects Abroad has been amazing for many of its aspects.
My volunteer work consisted in teaching English to some Mongolian children that live around the capital (Ulaanbaatar), and creating with them a garden where they could play all together. I had the opportunity to meet their families who have been very kind to us and I have been lucky to get in contact with a community of people that made me feel useful and who appreciated my help.
This experience also enriched my personal identity in an absolutely positive way. I have been honoured to offer what I had to give, and doing so made me understand that, if we are determined to do so, we can make a difference in this world.
In addition, this project has helped me to better understand what are the topics and issues that interests me the most and helped me to decide which study career to attend : it is thanks to my volunteer experience in Mongolia that I am studying International Relations and Global Affairs in my first year of University!
I strongly recommend to everyone to participate to a program of Projects Abroad because it is an experience that can change your life only for the better!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Mongolian culinary tradition has a lot of dishes prepared with goat's milk. One day, one of the families of the children we were teaching English to, invited us volunteers to have lunch with them and the main course was a soup of goat's milk with dumplings!
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Response from Projects Abroad

Hey Caterina,
It was amazing to read and learn about your wonderful experience on our High School Specials Care & Community project in Mongolia. We hope to see you on another one of our projects; you’d be welcome back with open arms.

Otgonbayar.T- Country Director for Mongolia