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Quadrilingual Student Pursues MBA

Jan 26, 2015

Virginia is a long way from Mongolia, but Gereltuya “Tuya” Gonchig has found a sense of home at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus. She initially enrolled in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, but after completing it last fall, she felt confident in her English skills and decided to continue on her educational journey at ANU by enrolling in the MBA program. 


Tuya’s goal is to one day work in top management for an international company, and with the education and experience she is gaining, she is well on the way. She attended a Russian high school in Mongolia and then earned a bachelor’s degree in business computing from the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany, where she lived for nine years. 


Before coming to America, Tuya worked as the assistant to the CEO of a mining exploration company in Mongolia and later as the human resources manager. She was already fluent in Russian and German, in addition to her native language, but it was the English language she most wanted to master. “English is very important, especially in the workplace,” she explained. “In Mongolia, the mining sector is now in a developing process. This sector offers many opportunities to get a job in international companies, and English is the most important [factor].”


She wanted to study English in the United States and was drawn to ANU based on the recommendation of friends and family members who have also participated in the campus’s ESL program. Tuya is glad she heeded their advice and is very happy with her experience at ANU, especially regarding the faculty and staff. “This is one of the best experiences of my life,” she shared. “The instructors always have time to hear about our concerns and really care about the students, even beyond our studies. For people who are new here in the USA, especially people here for the first time, it can be very difficult, but the instructors make us feel secure and safe, that we could go to them any time.”


She is also pleased with the courses she has taken so far in her MBA program and has found the course material, as well as the perspectives shared by her other classmates, to be enlightening when compared with her own business experiences. “The MBA program is especially interesting because it touched on my own work experience,” she explained. “It’s very useful to see why things are the way they are and how they can be improved; to see another view and get new ideas.”


A-Tuya Gonchig improved her English skills in the ESL program before moving on to the MBA program.


B- Tuya hopes to work in top management for an international company.

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