MGIMO International Summer School Opens in Mongolia

MGIMO International Summer School Opens in Mongolia

21 August 2023

On August 21–27, the MGIMO International Summer School is opening in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The project is implemented at Mongolian-Russian Joint School No. 3 in Ulaanbaatar under the Priority 2030 Program.

The first day saw the grand opening of the MGIMO International Summer School in Mongolia. The ceremony was attended by Nadezhda Latysheva, Attaché for Humanitarian Affairs of the Russian Embassy in Mongolia; Ekaterina Orlova, Leading Expert at the MGIMO University International Office; Naïlya Olenkova, Deputy Director for Educational Work.

The speakers underscored the importance and significance of the educational and career guidance work carried out by MGIMO University in educational organizations in Ulaanbaatar, as well as schoolchildren’s growing interest in MGIMO University’s educational programs and courses.

After the opening, Ekaterina Orlova delivered an introductory lecture to the participants on MGIMO University, its schools, departments and infrastructure, while also providing training and admission details for foreign citizens. The audience took part in an exciting quiz with its winners receiving MGIMO University memorabilia.

Nadezhda Latysheva gave a lecture on the history of international relations, diplomacy and consular service to the School students. She spoke about outstanding Russian diplomats, the basics of protocol and etiquette, and described what it means to study at MGIMO University.

To be selected to the MGIMO International Summer School in Ulaanbaatar, schoolchildren who passed their 9th and 10th grades this year had to submit an application with a motivation letter. Out of 150 applications, 35 best students from secondary schools in the Mongolian capital have been selected and now are going to participate in the event this week.

The International Summer School curriculum includes various educational courses covering the basics of international relations, diplomatic protocol and public service, daily practical classes in English and Russian, interactive courses in political geography, spatial analysis of international relations, specific features of the Mongolian language in comparison to Russian, as well as visits to the Russian House in Ulaanbaatar for the students.

The School's lecturers and speakers include leading experts from MGIMO University and the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, representatives of the MGIMO Alumni Association in Mongolia, opinion leaders and representatives of various public organizations.

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