YEREVAN — The American University of Armenia (AUA) is excited to announce the launch of Summer Program 2016. For international students looking to embark on the educational adventure of a lifetime, the Summer Program is the perfect opportunity; combining unique academic offerings with the benefits of a safe, welcoming, and exciting environment. The Summer Program is also perfect for those who wish to experience the authentic sights, sounds, and flavors of Armenia while getting ahead in their academics by earning credits for transfer back to their home university.
Participants may choose from a range of courses including Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Global Perspectives and Site Stories, the AUA 2016 Summer Archaeological Field School, and a joint AUA-UCLA course offering Armenian Language and Culture.
In addition to the great opportunities on campus, Summer Program participants complement their educational experience outside the classroom with the Discover Armenia Educational Tours. They will discover the array of sites Armenia has to offer, from ancient temples and medieval churches to the modern sights of Yerevan.
Professor Gregory Areshian states the Summer Program helps “establish a deep, internal connection between these Armenian youth in the Diaspora and their homeland” and that “AUA is the best place for them to do so.” Former Summer Program participant Tanya Koroyan, who visited Armenia for the first time in June 2015 to take part in AUA’s Summer Program, stated “this was a life changing experience and the perfect way [for me] to visit Armenia.” Tanya continues that she “learned very much about the Armenian identify and culture… and [that] this will be a part of my focus for my Masters Capstone project.”
Those interested in learning more are encouraged to view a short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6bhmlaiRf8&feature=youtu.be) that will introduce the available courses and dates, the country, and even the popular holiday Vardavar – when everyone takes part in an epic day-long water battle.
AUA continues to partner with Birthright Armenia, opening up additional opportunities for applicants of Armenian heritage. Students accepted to the Summer Program or Study Abroad AUA and interested in extending their stay in Armenia as a volunteer can visit www.birthrightarmenia.org to learn more about meaningful internship placements, possible travel and homestay living assistance, and eligibility requirements.
Off-campus dormitories are also available through AUA, featuring fully furnished, newly renovated single, double, and triple rooms. For more information on housing or for general questions about Summer Program 2016, please contact the Office of Admissions at SummerPrograms@aua.am.
Visit http://admissions.aua.am/study-abroad-summer-programs/ for information about the Summer Program, fees, and more and http://admissions.aua.am/summer-program-2016/ for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values. Interesting in visiting the campus? Check out our virtual tour at https://youtu.be/TALNM-JkD9Y.