Mongolia Field School 2023

Where adventure meets scholarship...

After wrapping up our Summer 2022 offerings, we are excited to be planning for Mongolia Field School Summer 2023. Please check back in the fall for more detailed information on course offerings, course dates and application deadlines. We will hold information sessions in the winter and spring to offer an overview of the summer courses. Likely offerings include:

Word and Sound in Mongolian Culture

Mongolian Buddhism, Nature, and Conservation

Climate Change and Public Health in Mongolia

All Field School courses begin in Ulaanbaatar with a general orientation related to Mongolian culture as well as a specific orientation to the course topic. Participants will meet with their instructors and classmates from Mongolia and around the world and begin their learning journey. Class groups will then travel to selected sites across Mongolia where they will gain an understanding of the topics studied in the context of the landscapes and people in the regions visited. All participants will have the opportunity to see important sites in Mongolia, while also gaining the unique insights offered by their course leaders and the local people and officials encountered during the field studies.

Program tuition covers the costs of the academic instruction, in-country travel during the course, most meals, and accommodations (with the exception that Mongolian participants will not be provided with lodging in Ulaanbaatar). Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Ulaanbaatar and should budget for incidental expenses during their stay in Mongolia. A significant number of scholarships are available, with awards based on merit, diversity, and need. Fellowships are available due to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

Applications for MFS 2023 will be accepted in Spring 2023. Stay tuned for an announcement of specific deadlines later this fall.

If you have questions about MFS, please contact

About the past Mongolia Field Schools: 

Mongolia Field School 2019

Mongolia Field School 2021

Mongolia Field School 2022


Unique Opportunity

Learn field research techniques, conduct self-selected research projects, travel within Mongolia to urban and countryside areas to get a unique insight into the landscapes and the people.

Open to all

The Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, faculty and life-long learners.

No experience necessary

Previous experience in Mongolia or with field research is not required.

Financial aid available

A significant number of scholarships of up to $2,000 are available based on merit and need through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

Credit transferable

Students who are seeking academic credit for the program courses can work with program organizers and their home institution to ensure the program meets credit requirements.

Program Details and Courses

If you still have questions about the application or program, please contact


"Attending the renewable energy field school was the best decision I made in 2019! I was already attending a fulltime graduate program in Canada, but the field school added rich value to my learning. As the world is becoming more globalized, looking at how Mongolia is responding to the challenges of supplying cleaner energy was a valuable experience. Our instructors came with a vast amount of knowledge and a passion to teach.’’

Liz B.

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019
Batkhuu SQ600

"As a sociology major student, this program was very helpful to explore urban issues and migration processes in contemporary Mongolia. Through this program, I sharpened my academic capabilities while refining soft skills essential for my future studies.’’

Batkhuu B.

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019

"The ACMS field school is a unique experience that has changed my life and teaching. In most programs, international participants are isolated from the country in which we are studying except for controlled visits to local people and sites. Not so with ACMS! Half of the participants in each field school are from Mongolia, ensuring that local and international participants have a chance to understand each other’s perspectives.’’

Janis M

Participant of Mongolia Field School 2019
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