Mongolia Field School 2022

Where adventure meets scholarship...

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OPEN FOR 2022

 The American Center for Mongolian Studies is planning to once again hold its onsite Field School for summer 2022 offering 5 exciting travel/study course options in Mongolia open to all interested participants. The ACMS is monitoring the pandemic and its impacts and the offering of these field courses is dependent on our ability to ensure the safety of both visitors and the local population. All participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

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.

All Field School courses begin in Ulaanbaatar with an orientation to Mongolian culture, history, language and contemporary issues. 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 pursue field research, gaining 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 and participate in tourist activities, while also gaining the unique insights offered by their course leaders and the local people and officials encountered during the field studies.

Program tuition for full-term courses covers the costs of the academic program, travel arrangements for course related travel within Mongolia, accommodations for all nights during the Field School, and most meals. 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 of up to $2,000 are available, with awards based on merit, diversity and need. Please see the information on fellowship awards in the application for admission for more details. All applicants who apply by the March 1, 2022 deadline are given priority consideration for fellowship awards. Fellowships are available due to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors.

The priority deadline for all participants is March 1, 2022, and the final program application deadline is April 30, 2022. Applications received by March 1 will have priority consideration for fellowship awards and placement in the field school concentration area of their choice.

Liz-SQ600

"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
Janis-Michael-SQ600

"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

Tuition fees

Word and Sound in Mongolian Culture
Full tuition fee: $2,500 USD

Climate Change and Herding in Three Mongolian Eco-zones: Incontrovertible Warning Signs and Local Responses
Full tuition fee: $2,900 USD

Mongolian Buddhism, Nature, and Conservation
Full tuition fee: $2,900 USD

Environment, Humans, and Mining in Northern Mongolia
Full tuition fee: $2,900 USD

Climate Change and Public Health:
What does climate change mean for the people of Mongolia?
Full tuition fee: $2,900 USD

Word and Sound in Mongolian Culture
Full tuition fee: 800,000₮ MNT

Climate Change and Herding in Three Mongolian Eco-zones: Incontrovertible Warning Signs and Local Responses
Full tuition fee: 1,000,000₮ MNT

Mongolian Buddhism, Nature, and Conservation
Full tuition fee: 1,000,000₮ MNT

Environment, Humans, and Mining in Northern Mongolia
Full tuition fee: 1,000,000₮ MNT

Climate Change and Public Health:
What does climate change mean for the people of Mongolia?
Full tuition fee: 1,000,000₮ MNT

OPEN FOR 2022!

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