Location
  • Mongolia
    • Ulaanbaatar
Length
1 - 4 weeks
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Host Family
Language
English
Age Min.
15
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
2638
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 09, 2023
May 26, 2024
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About Program

With over 30 years of experience in organizing safe and meaningful trips for young people under 18, Projects Abroad offers medical internship program in Mongolia for High School students.

You'll shadow doctors on our medical internship in Mongolia as a youth while you gain experience working in a hospital. You will be working in Ulaanbaatar, a very busy city with other teenagers your age.

You will also get to explore some of Mongolia's scenic sights and eat an authentic Mongolian barbecue meal. Our friendly, dedicated staff will be there for you 24/7 making sure you’re immersing yourself in the new culture in a safe and supported environment.

Follow the link below to visit our website and learn more.

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Sustainability

Travel with purpose! Projects Abroad champions responsible adventures, connecting you with communities through low-impact volunteer work. Ditch tourist traps, build rainforests, empower children, safeguard wildlife, and much more. Make meaningful journeys that leave a lasting positive impact - explore sustainable travel and become a global changemaker today!

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Ethical Impact

Join Projects Abroad, a force for good connecting volunteers with communities. Build green futures, fight inequality, and empower locals on impactful adventures.

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Program Highlights

  • Participate in a well-organized high school international summer program that makes a real impact on communities
  • Take part in socials that spark new friendships and ensure you have fun
  • Receive 24/7 support from our trained supervisors
  • A truly unique opportunity to learn, help and explore
  • Explore a new country and culture through organized activities and a weekend trip

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.6
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.6
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Brandon
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Time In Mongolia Will Never Be Forgotten

I had the opportunity to experience being in the oldest Mental Health Clinic in Ulaanbaatar. My time there was spent working with children, neurosis patients, and addiction recovery. Not only did I learn as an observer despite the language barrier, but I was also able to form close relationships with the staff here. Mongolia also has a very unique culture due to its ancient history that everyone would find interesting.

You'll feel adequately prepared with Projects Abroad before departure! xxxx

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
A mother of a patient approached me. Her son had gone catatonic and was in an unfamiliar place. Since he was living abroad for so long, she thought it would be good that a foreigner would speak to him. After the doctor's permission, I spoke to the young man and he was able to respond and I worked with the doctors to continue interacting with him.
Pros
  • Forming bonds with volunteers and host family.
  • Experiencing the historical culture.
  • Enjoy the beatifical countryside of Mongolia.
Cons
  • If you are picky, you'll get tired of the food very quickly.
  • It isn't safe to be alone at night.
  • Must be mindful how your interactions with the opposite sex could be perceived.
4 people found this review helpful.
Response from Projects Abroad

Thank you for taking time to write a review, Brandon! It's great to read about your experience with us in Mongolia. Thanks for choosing Projects Abroad!

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Emily
5/5
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.
85 people found this review helpful.
Response from

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
5/5
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.
75 people found this review helpful.
Response from

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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Ludovica
5/5
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
78 people found this review helpful.
Response from

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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Caterina
5/5
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!
84 people found this review helpful.
Response from

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

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