The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar staff conducted its annual outreach trip to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage local Mongolian leaders in education, civil society, and government. On April 24-30, 2016, staff members and American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) traveled to the three eastern provinces of Hentii, Dornod, and Sukhbaatar.
At meetings with governors and educational and cultural officers, and the general public Public Affairs Officer (PAO) McKenzie Milanowski discussed areas of cooperation between provincial organizations and the U.S. Embassy, including the educational and cultural programs offered by the U.S. Embassy to Mongolians. In particular, she emphasized the Embassy’s interest in increasing the involvement of professionals and students from rural parts of Mongolia in its exchange programs.
At local museums, libraries and theaters, the Embassy staff discussed U.S. Government grant opportunities for preserving cultural and historic heritage such as the (GRANT NAME). In meetings with local NGOs, Embassy staff overviewed various grants opportunities sponsored by the U.S. government and discussed best practices for writing a successful grant proposal. At vocational training centers and universities, Embassy staff met with staff and faculty to discuss the English language programs and scholarship programs offered by the U.S. Government. During the trip, ETAs visited secondary schools to discuss higher education in the U.S. and their experiences studying in U.S. colleges.
The team also visited a center for children with disabilities and elderly care facilities to deliver presentations about American culture to participants.
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