I have completed my service overseas and returned to the USA for the time being. I will back-post a few more articles over the next couple weeks, as I have been away from email.
In short I highly recommend VSO, Mongolia, and the people I worked with. There is a lot being done and a lot to do in Mongolia. Mongolia is a special place that needs environmental and social protection.
I just returned from an excellent decompression week in Canada with CUSO-VSO. I highly recommend that fellow VSOs attended a return volunteer session, whether you are returning early or have completed your contract, consider it mandatory.
If you are looking for me, I keep updated on Facebook and through email. If you do an internet search with my name, you will easily find me and my resume with my current contact information.