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Passages Newsletter - Winter 2011

Telmuun Bayarsaikhan - Honor student from Mongolia


"It gives me a great pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Telmuun Bayarsaikhan and I am an international student from Mongolia who is studying at Central Washington University, and this is my 3rd year at CWU!"

Telmuun studied at the Russian Embassy School for ten years in Mongolia. He had always been a capable student, very active in all fields of school activities. As a class monitor for 6 years, he had to develop good communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills to organize and fund-raise for his school activities. He really enjoyed working with large groups of people.

In 2007, Telmuun had successfully finished a high school exchange program in the United States. He graduated from Montesano Jr-Sr High School with excellence and became the senior honor student. During this time, Telmuun lived with an American host family for one academic year in Montesano, WA. That was the first big step for him to set his goals and "to begin the road that will lead me".

It was interesting and great for Telmuun to live with a new family as an exchange student. His host family was the Berry's and Telmuun describes them as wonderful people. He had two host brothers, Sean (20) and Mike (17) and they had a lot of fun doing activities together (like skiing, hiking, kayaking, traveling and more). Telmuun really enjoyed his experience at Montesano Jr-Sr High School. He made a lot of good friends and learned a lot. He also really enjoyed playing on the basketball team for his high school.

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