In May 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Bolormaa Batmunkh and a 2011-2013 Access Program alumna Amarzaya Boldbaatar started a three-month internship at the Academia English Language Institute through a brand-new Access Internship program.
The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access alumni, and within the framework of this internship, nine outstanding alumni were matched with professional mentors, who are also alumni of other U.S. Department of State exchange programs, such as Fulbright and Humphrey.
A Fulbright alumna, board member of MASA, and the founder of the Academia English Language Institute, Ms. Ninj-Erdene, is mentoring Amarzaya and Bolormaa, and during the internship, the Access alumni are gaining office administration skills, working to create promotional materials, observing intermediate-level lessons, leading the Summer Enrichment Program for Kids, and organizing several field trips, such as visits to American Corner and the National Museum.
On their internship experience, Amarzaya and Bolormaa shared, “We are very happy about this internship. We learned many things during our internship personally and rofessionally.”