AUA Announces 2016 Summer Program for International Students

YEREVAN—The American University of Armenia (AUA) recently announced 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.

According to Prof. Gregory Areshian, the summer program helps “establish a deep, internal connection between these Armenian youth in the diaspora and their homeland,” and “AUA is the best place for them to do so.” Tanya Koroyan, who visited Armenia for the first time in June 2015 to take part in the summer program, says, “This was a life-changing experience and the perfect way [for me] to visit Armenia.” Koroyan “learned very much about the Armenian identify and culture…and this will be a part of my focus for my Masters Capstone project.”

To learn more about available courses and dates, and even the popular holiday Vardavar—when everyone takes part in an epic day-long water battle—view a short video at

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 the AUA Summer Program, contact the Office of Admissions by e-mailing

For information about the program and fees, visit For detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies, visit

AUA continues to partner with Birthright Armenia, opening up additional opportunities for applicants of Armenian heritage. Students accepted to the AUA Summer Program or Study Abroad AUA and interested in extending their stay in Armenia as a volunteer can visit to learn more about meaningful internship placements, possible travel and homestay living assistance, and eligibility requirements.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia is a private, independent university located in Yerevan 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 the virtual tour at

Source: Armenian Weekly
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