Six Wyoming youth will be among 28 from 10 western states experiencing the deserts, tundra forests, snowcapped mountains and ancient nomadic cultural heritage of Mongolia through a youth exchange program administered by the University of Wyoming Extension.
The youth, accompanied by four adults, will leave June 30 and return July 19 and spend time in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, and various rural locations. The visit is through the American Youth Leadership Program funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“The program will provide an opportunity for students to explore global issues common to the western United States and Mongolia,” said Warren Crawford, UW Extension youth development specialist. “Students will also gain real-world experience learning about and living in a culture different from their own.”