Feature Alumna of the Month: Sanjaakhand Nansalmaa

Under this month’s theme of partnership, we’re highlighting 2015-2016 Fulbright Student Ms. Sanjaakhand Nansalmaa (Handa) and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA). Handa holds a Master of Public Administration degree as well as Advanced Diploma in Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University …

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Feature Alumna of the Month: Ms. Gantuya (Gana) Badamgarav

Gantuya Badamgarav, or Gana to her family and friends, loved arts, music and mathematics from a young age.  However, growing up in a rural, provincial capital in 1970s Mongolia didn’t provide many artistic opportunities. So, Gana followed her interest in mathematics and earned her BA in economic planning from Saint Petersburg University of Finance and …

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Feature Alumna of the Month: Bilguun Erdenebat

Since 2019, the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) has implemented the U.S. Department of State-funded EducationUSA Program in Mongolia. Over the past two years, MASA has been recognized both in the region and globally for its outstanding work and earned multiple individual and team awards. At the head of the award-winning team is MASA …

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Feature Alumna of the Month: Ms. Oyuntugs Bayaraa

On her path to become a knowledgeable rehabilitation counselor, Oyut had to understand that rehabilitation should not make the disease or disability the focus, but instead rehabilitation needed to be person-centered. “I used to believe that I could only work with people with vision impairment basing on my own experiences, however through Fulbright I gained …

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Feature Alumna of the Month: Munkhmandakh Myagmar

Born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Munkhmandakh followed her father’s footsteps and started working in journalism over twenty years ago. She has dedicated her decades-long career to promoting independent media and professional journalism through her work at the Press Institute of Mongolia (PIM).    In 2014, Munkhmandakh was selected as one of two Humphrey Fellows from Mongolia …

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Feature Alumnus of the Month: Erdenekhuu Nansalmaa

Born as the youngest of a cattle ranching family in Uvs province, Dr. Erdenekhuu Nansalmaa went on to become the dean of the education policy and management department at the leading medical university in Mongolia, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), and later interim director of the National Cancer Center of Mongolia. He …

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Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Fulbright Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia

The Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Ministry of Education and Science are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the agreement establishing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia.  The Fulbright Program creates connections in a complex and changing world. Led by the United States government in partnership …

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Success Story: Pro Fellows Program Alumna Kara Katwaroo-Lee

“In participating in the Professional Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the National Committee on U.S. and China Relations, I had a great opportunity to learn of the culture and practices of Mongolia.  It was exciting to exchange information about education and child welfare …

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