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  • Locations: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Examine international relations, natural resource management, nomadic traditions, and economic growth from Mongolia’s unique vantage point.

mongoliaThe program looks at the interplay between foreign engagement, economic development, and natural resource utilization in the context of Mongolia, a nation facing rapid economic and environmental change. Students scrutinize the multitude of ways in which mining, conservation of pasturelands, grazing rights, and other resource management issues are shaping public and private life. For one to two weeks, students live alongside nomadic herding communities and experience some of the most pristine natural environments in the world.

Major topics of study include:

  • Diplomatic engagement with major global economies including the US and regional relations with China, Russia, and North Korea
  • Rapid urbanization and the rise of urban consumption in the context of a dramatic influx of foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • The search for a balance between environmental conservation and natural resource development
  • Cultural shifts among Mongolia’s pastoral population
  • Socioeconomic and political reform