The school year in Mongolia has finally come to an end. Most students have packed up and moved back home for the summer, and the corridors in the National University of Mongolia are empty and quiet. The ACMS is also quieting down as less and less students from the National University of Mongolia use the reading room to prepare term papers and study for exams. Yet, the number of international scholars visiting the center is on the rise. Summer, after all, is the peak season for international scholars to make excursions into the field. So, although there are fewer Mongolian students to serve, the ACMS staff will remain busy throughout the summer serving the influx of academic adventurers from abroad.
That is not necessarily so for other places on campus and around Ulaanbaatar. It's a good idea to remember that most institutions and the individuals that constitute them take every opportunity to enjoy the warm sun of summer. It is difficult to make appointments during this time of year, so be sure to plan accordingly if you are intending to do work in Mongolia during the summer.