in November 2010, the U.S. Embassy Consul Mr. Philip Cargile and U.S. Government
exchange program alumni met with the students and faculty of the Mongolian University
of Science and Technology (MUST) and Chingis Khaan College to give information about
student Visa procedures and scholarship opportunities.
Consul, an embassy staff, two UGRAD alumni and a MUST representative
More than 150 students and faculty attended the meetings at both universities and they
asked many questions about student visas, scholarships, work issues while studying,
what to know for student visa applications, financial support and student life in the US.
The US Consul and the alumni of the U.S. Government exchange programs answered
every question. The students greatly appreciated the information provided by the Consul
and the opportunity to listen to the real life experience of their fellow friends who have
received U.S. Government scholarships.
The attendees were also given student hand outs, a pamphlet for students about their
rights and responsibilities while studying in the US as well as some US magazines. It was
clear from the number of questions from the audience for the alumni that students really
appreciated this opportunity to hear from a fellow friend who has achieved what they all
want to do and were greatly inspired by hearing their success stories. This kind of
outreach approach really intensified the effect of the Consul’s information and gave the
students much encouragement.
After the meeting, many students expressed that this kind of lecture be organized more
often and asked if there will be a similar lecture with the Consul and alumni in the future.
PAS is planning more lectures and meetings with students at universities such as Institute
of Finance and Economy, Mongolian International University of Business and Economy
and Otgontenger university. PAS invites alumni to contact us if you wish to participate in
any of these lectures and share your experience and advice with students and faculty of