Mongolia (Ulaangom)

Project Times:

  • Summer: August (4 weeks)

Size of the Team: 5 volunteers




Ulaangom, Uvs Province

Information about the location

Mongolia is the most sparsely populated sovereign country in the world and the second-largest landlocked country. The majority of the population are Buddhists. Today, approximately 30% of the country’s population is nomadic.

Population: 3’081’677

Capital: Ulaanbaatur

Currency: Tugrug

Language: Mongolian

The project is located in Ulaangom, the capital of Uvs Province. Ulaangom has a population of about 28’000 people. The city serves as a good base to explore the north-west corner of Mongolia. The city of Ulaangom is surrounded by mountains (Tsagaan deglii, Davst) and lakes, also Uureg Nuur, Mongolia’s largest lake.



Polytechnical College Uvs



The Polytechnical College Uvs is a vocational school. Since it is a large school in the west of Mongolia, most students originate from the neighbouring provinces. The Polytechnical College Uvs has been maintaining contact with vocational schools in Japan, Russia and Inner Mongolia for a long time.

The PIECES project will be organized as a summer school. The number and age of the participants still has to be defined. Most students at this school are aged from 16 to 18. The English level will be mixed.

The teaching schedule is flexible. The volunteers will teach 2-3 hours in the morning and undertake other activities with the students in individual afternoon programs (music and dance activities, sports, theatre, etc.) The summer school will take place 5 days a week (weekends are off).


The volunteers can sleep at local host families or at the dormitory at the school for free.

Contact Person & Partner:

Anita Fahrni-Minear

Thanks to all the persons involved in the project and especially to Anita Fahrni-Minear, who makes this project possible. She has a vast network in Mongolia as she has worked with Mongolian schools and universities since 1998. For her program she received the highest award given to foreigners by the Mongolian government.


PIECES covers the costs for board and lodging during the stay with a sponsorship. The volunteers are required to bear the costs of the flight and all kind of costs arising from transportation, visa application, travel health insurances and vaccinations.