Language and cultural exchange students in Osh, Kyrgyzstan



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    Hi there!

    We are a youth club located in Borbash, a village in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains in the south-west of Kyrgyzstan.

    Originally we opened this youth-club in 2019 for the students and children in our and our neighbor villages. Over the years our community has largely grown and we also teach adults different things now. It's not only about teaching English but mostly about exchanging experiences, showing them what is outside of the village. The youngsters attend English, IT classes and projects. For the adults we have cooking, gardening, handcrafting and also IT classes. The schedule is very easy going and we're all there to have a good time, so making the lessons interactive and including games is highly appreciated. Many people from this area migrate to different countries, we would like to give the young generation perspectives to make a good living in Kyrgyzstan.

    Please do not hesitate to message us if you should have any questions, we are always happy to help you and give you further information!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The people in the village and especially the kids are eager to meet people from abroad, hear about different cultures and share their own. While in Borbash you will be emersed in rural kyrgyz life, eat local cuisine, take part in local festivities.

    We can teach you Kyrgyz language and you could learn Russian, as most people here speak Russian as their second language. But not only is it about the language, Borbash has beautiful landscapes too. It is the perfect place to go hiking and camping. The students are always happy to take you up the mountains and show you parts only locals know about. As most of the families have huge gardens, you will be swimming in delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    While the language courses with children are a main focus you are free to start other projects too. The projects are always very different and depend on the volunteers as well. Until now did things like opening a library, designing games, visiting other schools and doing different kind of excursions to the mountains and lakes nearby. New ideas are very welcome, we encourage you to share them with us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Kyrgyz: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    If you are learning Russian or Kyrgyz, we can organize private tutoring with our Russian teachers from school. But in exchange it would be great if you could take your time to sit down with their children and give them English lessons, or whatever they would like to learn.

  • Accommodation


    Usually our volunteers stay with a host family and food will be provided there. If you have any special diet, please do let us know before your arrival. But, if you should not feel comfortable being in a family or if you would like to have your own space as you're planning to staying for a long time, we can organize a private space or a flat-sharing option with one of our students.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have enough free time to explore the area, such as the beautiful mountains or Abshir Ata waterfall. Nookat city is about 20 min and Osh 1h away.

    If you want to stay longer, we can help you prolong your visa for half a year/ year.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you should be travelling with your pet, please let us know. We will then try to get you in a family with a big garden or even a farm.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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