Go Nomads Kazakhstan

English Teacher's Assistant

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Coordinator | Zhibek
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Take part in this exciting new program where you can assist in different education entities in Kazakhstan. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The Bolashaq teaching program "Go Nomads" is a great opportunity for foreigners to make an internship in one of Universities or high schools in Kazakhstan and experience Kazakhstan's society and culture. This amazing project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of the students. The main aim of this project is to give an opportunity for local students to improve their speaking skills in English language. Volunteers will work at local universities in Kazakhstan. There will be a manager in every University who is responsible for each volunteer.As is common in many of the developing world's communities, an ability to speak English unlocks a new world of possibilities – in education and in job opportunities, as well as opening themselves up to learning more about the world. Volunteers on this highly inclusive program have the opportunity to get first-hand experience in teaching English classes in a various universities across the country. Volunteers will meet more than one hundred and fifty motivated students of different ages, from seven right through to fifty-five! Volunteers will have the ability to change lives for the better in Kazakhstan, giving participants additional options in life.

Where you will work and live?

Our volunteer program gives an opportunity to work in a number of Universities through the country. Mostly, all universities are located at urban cities such as Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, Aktobe and etc. In every city you can find something to do. We have plenty of museums, theatres, shopping malls. Winter naturally starts with continuous snow cover from the north of the country in November and can last as long as 5 months up to March. The lowest temperatures are characteristic for the northeastern part where frosts can reach -20C while the southern temperatures are rare to fall lower than -10C. When it comes to the Winter in Southern Kazakhstan, it can be snowy, but not severe. It is mild and pleasant. Average temperature in winter is   +1C with a little snow or drizzle. But most of the time it is very warm in comparison to the north. 

Usually, volunteers are provided with dormitory(one placed room with an own bathroom and kitchen) from the host university, which is 5-15 minutes walk from the main building where they will work.

How you can help?

We expect from volunteers to work as a TA (teacher assistant) of Professor or teacher in a particular field of study and assist him\her in conducting classes. Volunteers as an intern are also supposed to organize speaking clubs, discussion sessions and other extracurricular activities with local students. The host university will supply with all nessecary equipment which volunteers need such as Internet access, a projector and etc. 

What are we expect from volunteers?

  • assist a teacher at the University
  • organize activities which will improve speaking skills of local student

What volunteers can expect from us?

After having negotiations with all big universities of our country we managed that a host universities provide volunteers with accommodation, meal, round trip tickets and basic medical insurance.We would like to mention that we made sure that their adaptation to a new country, new culture and society went as good as possible, by organizing an introductory course on their first week after arrival. With the help of responsible person in a host university we build volunteer’s schedule including extra curriculum activities with students like English club, or public speaking classes. It is also our responsibility not to make their schedules too intensive, this is why we are in touch with volunteer and supervisor to make certain that both can reach us easily.We provide them all kind of support starting from issuing necessary visa documents from our side, picking them up from the airport and introducing to a supervisor at a host university 


Host university provide with accomodation (dormitory, rented flat, host family), meals 3 times/roundtrip flight (*depends on University-one is guaranteed) and medical insurance (standard cover).


Typical day


There is no fixed schedule for a volunteer; the detailed timetable will be approved upon your arrival and check-in at the university. 
However, usually volunteer will work 4-5 hours per day and Saturday, Sunday are days-off. As it was mentioned before volunteers don not have a fixed typical day, as it should be disscused at the host university. Thus, the approximate daily routine will consisit of having breakfast at roughly 8.30 am at host university's canteen. Then, volunteer will join the lessons so that they can assist teacher with the delievering of classes. The lessons end at roughly 1 pm, after that volunteer should organize any activities which will help to improve students' english speaking skills. You should organize speaking clubs, discussion sessions and other extracurricular activities with local students. It is supposed that at 4-5 pm your day finishes and you have a free time to explore the beautiful and modern city. 


Details on Arrival

Applications of candidates are accepted and reviewed year-round. 

Free-time activities

The Great Outdoors Kazakhstan is definitely an outdoor country with a beautiful landscape. Without leaving the environs of Almaty you can ski at Shymbulak, go biking in the Tien Shan mountains, or hike, horseride or quadbike through Charyn Canyon. In 250 kilometers away from Astana is located Burabay (Borovoe) National Nature Park, the resort pearl of Kazakhstan. You can observe gorgeous pine forests, cliffs formed of neat gigantic natural bricks, and fantastical shapes of peaks.
Charyn Canyon - a natural monument, built of sedimentary rocks, whose age is about 12 million years. The height of the steep canyon mountains reaches 150-300 m. The multicolored rock layers are the product of different stages of sediment deposits, from volcanic lava rocks at the bottom to red debris on top, deposited by the rivers that once flowed through. 
Baikonur cosmodrome is a huge complex of rocket launches, the first and the largest space center in the world.The spaceport is located in the desert steppe of Baikonur, about 200 kilometres (124 mi) east of the Aral Sea and north of the river Syr Darya. It is near the Tyuratam railway station and is about 90 metres (300 ft) above sea level. Baikonur cosmodrome and the city of Baikonur celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the foundation on June 2, 2018.
Lake Kaindy in southern Kazakhstan is one of the newest and most unique natural wonders on our planet. Especially beautiful in the fall (autumn), Lake Kaindy boasts not only exceptionally attractive blue color of water and snowy rocky mountains surrounding it but also the unique, silver trunks of dead spruce sticking out of the lake's surface. The "flooded forest"is indeed one of the natural landmarks of Kazakhstan. It all creates a fairytale like scenery, not seen anywhere else.
Borovoye is called the "pearl of Kazakhstan" and "Kazakhstani Switzerland.“ The national natural park "Burabay" (Borovoye) is an incredibly beautiful attractive region with magnificent forests and curative lakes, with pine air and rare landscapes of beauty and originality that make this corner of Kazakhstan a true pearl. 

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and fluently
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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All program fees are charged directly by Go Nomads Kazakhstan.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Go Nomads Kazakhstan (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Airport Pickup at Astana International Airport

Yes, we provide airport pick up for our volunteers. 

Accommodation

The host University provide with accomodation their volunteers. Usually, it is one placed room in dormitory with own bathroom and shared kitchen. 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

The host University provide with 3 meals per day. It is common that they can provide fixed sum for volunteers so that they can buy food and cook it in their dormitory (that will be $350 per month). The cuisine which host university offer is local. It is very popular to eat Russian cuisine. That will be meals with meat, chicken and mince beef. The sides usually rice, pasta and potato. For those who have any special diet requirments, the host university provide with fixed sum of money so that they can cook their own food. We have number of shops with diary free products and range of different vegies.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Astana International Airport (TSE) in Astana. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kazakhstan.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kazakhstan provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kazakhstan you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kazakhstan.
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