The AMSA was founded by 7 Mongolian college students from Harvard, Wesleyan, Mount Holyoke, MIT, and Columbia in November 2011. Now the association has over 600 members in 48 states.
The goal of the not for profit and non-governmental organization the Association of Mongolian Students in America (AMSA) is to create a network of outstanding Mongolian alumni and students pursuing bachelor’s degrees or higher in the United States and to initiate and implement projects that advance education and economic equity.
Since the founding of the association, the AMSA has worked with numerous private and governmental organizations such as the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations and Oyu Tolgoi to provide help and resources to our members and the general public. One of our biggest accomplishments is the successful initiation and organization of the Best University of Opportunity Program (BUOP), a summer program designed to prepare Mongolian students and young professionals to enroll in undergraduate and graduate schools in the United States. We have organized this program for 10 consecutive years and helped over 1300 students achieve their goals.