AGBU YEREVAN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS STUDENTS TOP-LEVEL PLACEMENTS AND ACCESS TO GREAT EXPERTISE IN ARMENIA’S LEADING ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES

The summer of 2017 was much expected for 28 students from Syria, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States who joined the AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program (YSIP) and spent meaningful six weeks in the homeland as they gained hands-on professional experience and discovered Armenia. This year as well, YSIP continued offering students top-level placements and access to great expertise in Armenia’s leading organizations and companies, including American University of Armenia, Arabkir Medical Center, Archangel Architectural Studios...

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SIX WEEKS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE REDISCOVERY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

“This is the 9th year of the AGBU Yerevan Summer Intern Program (YSIP). The program allows the participants to see the real Armenia, its traditions and culture and everyday life. During the 6 weeks, we travel around the country, visit orphanages, take Armenian Language and traditional dance classes, prepare Armenian traditional dishes, as well as visit Artaskh. Sightseeing and cultural trips are certainly an inseparable part of the program. The schedule of the program is rather full and we spare neither effort nor expense to allow for our students to get to know Armenia...

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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE WHILE EXPLORING THEIR HERITAGE (VIDEO MATERIAL)

For the last 8 years, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has organized the Yerevan Summer Internship Program, where students of Armenian descent from all around the world have been able to gain hands on experience in their chosen fields as well as discover their roots and explore their Homeland shape the future of both Armenia and their local communities. Over the years, this program has given over 200 students the opportunity to realize their potential, understand their own history and heritage while at the same time make an important contribution, identify their own abilities and most importantly strengthen their ties with the Homeland...

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“NO GOAL IS EVER TOO FAR AWAY”

Armenian-American Ani Djirdjirian’s Six Weeks in Armenia

Yerevan Summer Internship Program (YSIP) 2013 intern Ani Djirdjirian shares a moving account of her life-changing experience working with schoolchildren in Lernagog, Armenia: My name is Ani Djirdjirian and I am currently an intern with the AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program. I am 19 years old pursuing Psychology and Vocal Performance degrees at Adelphi University in New York. To say...

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INFECTED WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE HOMELAND (VIDEO MATERIAL)

29 Diasporan Youths Participated in the 7th AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program

Since 2007, AGBU has made the dreams of Armenian Diasporan students come true by providing them the opportunity to visit our homeland. They come not as tourists, but rather as interns who live and work in the capital and contribute to Armenia. During the six-week program, interns begin to better understand today’s Armenia and strengthen the bonds with their homeland. They discover and explore our rich heritage, teach while being taught, and reassess their role in Armenia’s...

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