Paros Now Accepting Applications for ‘SERVICE Armenia’ 2016

BERKELEY, CA—Applications are now available for the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2016 program, which will run from June 23 to July 24. The program enables young people to travel and tour Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), while engaging in meaningful service projects benefiting Armenia and her people.

‘SERVICE Armenia’ participants and local children in Vanadzor following the construction of the Vanadzor Park play structure

“I am looking forward to a fun and successful SERVICE Armenia 2016 program this summer,” said Peter Abajian, the executive director of the Paros Foundation. “It is quite exciting to see students from throughout the country develop friendships with one another while working on meaningful service projects in Armenia.”

‘SERVICE Armenia’ participants touring at Noravank on the way to Artsakh

Participants will tour historic, religious, and cultural sites in Armenia and Artsakh with experienced, English-speaking staff and guides. Safe and well-located accommodations and transportation, combined with interesting cultural and educational activities, will ensure that the participants will have an engaging and memorable experience.

The program is open to both Armenian and American youth (17 to approximately 23 years old) wishing to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Knowledge of the Armenian language is not required. Join Paros and create a lifetime of great memories and friends. The deadline to submit the completed application is April 1, 2016.

“Overall, this was the best month ever and I couldn’t imagine my first experience in Armenia any other way. I made amazing memories with the best people, who I will carry out friendships with for a lifetime,” said Nicole Sarkisian, a SERVICE Armenia 2015 participant.

For more information, including photos, a video, and the application form, visit or contact Peter Abajian by calling (310) 400-9061 or e-mailing

Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: Paros Now Accepting Applications for ‘SERVICE Armenia’ 2016

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