The Mongolians arrived in Boston on Saturday night and have already had orientation and their first night with their host families. This morning they visited WBUR, Boston’s NPR radio station, and this afternoon they are hearing from journalism professors at Emerson College. They are very excited to be here! Watch for blog articles from them soon reporting on their visits.
The United Planet staff is so excited to welcome the group of 16 students and educators from Mongolia as part of the US-Mongolia Emerging Youth Leaders Program! The US-Mongolia Emerging Youth Leaders Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, managed by iEARN, and administered by United Planet and the Mongolian Educational Alliance. The exciting program facilitates a physical exchange between student and educators from Boston Public Schools and Mongolian public schools. A group of 15 Boston students and educators travelled to Mongolia this summer, and in October a group of 16 Mongolian students and educators will complete the exchange by traveling to Boston and Washington DC for three weeks.
During the exchanges, students explore democracy and freedom of expression in civil society through a variety of field visits, speakers, and activities. Each visit is filled with eye-opening and thought-provoking experiences! The Mongolian students will post their reflections and articles on this blog to record their experiences during the exchange. Check back over the next few weeks for further updates!