Home to the famous ruler, Ghengis Khan, Mongolia is seen as the last true frontier for those who seek a path less traveled. An enchanting country filled with wonders reminiscent of Marco Polo’s trips to the Orient, Mongolia’s vast steppes are dotted with horses and yaks, long-haired cow-like animals found in the mountains of Asia. With yaks outnumbering cars and almost half of its 2.5 million people still leading a somewhat nomadic life, Mongolia is the place to spend an ASSE exchange year if you are looking for something different.
As an ASSE exchange student to Mongolia, you may live in a “ger,” the traditional, round tent made of canvas and white felt which can be easily disassembled and transported. You’ll learn from your ASSE host family the importance that Buddhism still holds in this country filled with traditions of the past, but eagerly looking toward the future’s possibilities. During your ASSE exchange year, you may sip from a beautiful tea bowl or learn the favourite Mongolian sport of horseback riding. By spending your ASSE exchange year in this intriguing country, you will learn the fascinating culture and language of the Mongolian people.