A lot has happened since Chinggis Khan conquered the world.

When I decided to move to Mongolia for a year, my family and friends couldn’t conceptualize what my life would be like in this distant land. Perceptions of Mongolia haven’t really been updated since the 13th century and for many foreigners, mention of Mongolia still conjures images of conquering hordes on horseback.

I’m producing this video series to allow Mongolians to tell their own stories and to help the rest of the world better understand what the country is like today.

This project has been funded by the U.S. Department of State, but the views expressed herein are those of the people speaking, and do not reflect the U.S. Department of State’s endorsement.