On January 17, Access students from the two Ulaanbaatar Access cohorts gathered together for a basketball competition at the Temuujin sports complex. Four male teams and four female teams participated in the competition, and awards for the winning team and Most Valuable Player were given.
On January 22, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Office staff visited the American University in Mongolia’s (AUM) the English Access Micro-scholarship program. Paul Thomas, Public Affairs Officer, met with Access students and spent fun time with the students.
Access Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is part of the Office of English Language Program’s suite of initiatives. Currently there are two active Access programs in Ulaanbaatar, one at the EARC – EducationUSA Mongolia and other at the AUM.
AUM is hosting Access program for the first time, having started their session in the fall of 2014 with 15 students.