Ulaanbaatar - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

It’s not hard to make friends with locals. They are generally welcoming to most expats. - Jan 2024

We have been able to make a few friends. I think it's generally easy. Some parts of Mongolia can be a little ethnocentric and nationalist. There can be some anti-Chinese sentiment, but now many Mongolians have studied in China, so I think that is decreasing. I am white and I feel like I don't stand out as much here as I did in China. I think BIPOC Americans may also feel like they stand out less here than in China. - Jan 2022

Yes, Mongolians are friendly and easy to integrate with. - Sep 2020

Yes, Mongolians are friendly and welcoming. - Aug 2020

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