June 25, 2011

Boston Students Prepare for Mongolia Exchange

In July, 11 students and 5 teachers from Boston Public Schools will travel to Mongolia as part of the US-Mongolia Emerging Youth Leaders program. The program, initiated by the U.S. State Department and administered by iEARN, features hands-on journalism training, community action projects, and reciprocal exchanges between the US and Mongolia.

In preparation for the first exchange, partnering organization, United Planet completed a successful Pre-Departure Orientation for participating students and teachers. The program prepared students for the exciting experience and proved to be very informative and fun! During the training, students had the opportunity to create short videos introducing themselves to their Mongolian host families. They all learned a little bit of Mongolian especially for the clip!

June 3, 2011

U.S.-Mongolia Emerging Youth Leaders Program Video

A group of 15 students and teachers from Boston are preparing for a three-week visit to Mongolia as part of the Emerging Youth Leaders program.  They will visit schools, stay out in the Gobi desert and join an international children's camp during their summer trip. Their Mongolian partners sent them some warm welcome messages in the video below.

The U.S.-Mongolia Emerging Youth Leaders Program engages youth in a community journalism program exploring democracy and free expression in civil society. It is supported by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by iEARN-USA in partnership with United Planet and the Mongolian Education Alliance.

May 20, 2011

Boston students prepare for travel to Mongolia in summer of 2011

In the Summer of 2011, 11 high school students from 4 different Boston Public schools (pictured below) will travel to Mongolia for 3 weeks at part of the Emerging Youth Leaders Program.  A group from Mongolia will then travel to Boston, MA for a similar exchange trip in October of 2011. Read more on the United Planet Blog.