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Home to the famous ruler, Genghis Khan, Mongolia is seen as the

last true frontier for those who seek a path less traveled. An enchant-

ing 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 coun-

try 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 in-

triguing country, you will learn the fascinating culture and language

of the Mongolian people.

Mongolia