What living in life-threatening air pollution feels like

Sun through the pollution I’ve been wanting to write about what the air pollution here in Ulaanbaatar feels like for a while now. My experience of it has been sheltered compared to most people who live in the city. But it does affect me, and it affects how I live here, so it has made … Continue reading What living in life-threatening air pollution feels like

What it’s been like teaching in Mongolia, so far

MIU Media and Communication Department party I started trying to write this post at the end of last semester, but it didn’t happen because things were too busy.  I do want to reflect on my first semester teaching here before the second one begins, which is in a little less than a month now (we … Continue reading What it’s been like teaching in Mongolia, so far

Mongolia International University: A beautiful but fragile vision

The MIU campus, photo from their website. The dorm hasn't been built yet. I’ve been wanting to write a bit more about Mongolia International University (MIU) for a while now. I’ve been struggling with a post about teaching here that I hope to finish soon. But I thought giving you a more general idea about … Continue reading Mongolia International University: A beautiful but fragile vision

Living in the dorm at Mongolia International University

The dorm on the left, the building where my office is on the right. As I write this, I am listening to the elephants upstairs. Sometimes it sounds like they are trying to pound through the floor. Someone is playing Offenbach’s Can-Can on an electronic keyboard. Someone (else?) is screaming. And the elephants are jumping … Continue reading Living in the dorm at Mongolia International University