Monthly Archives: July 2013

Armenia is my Home – U. Claudia Boyajian

Armenia; a beautiful country, in every sense of the word. A place full of the most breathtaking views, rich culture and the most genuine people I have ever met. Coming to Armenia has always been a dream of mine and now that I have lived here for about a month and a half, this dream has finally become a reality. It’s difficult to put into words the feeling I’ve had inside of me the second that plane landed and how truly unique this country of

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Javakhk Round 2 – U. Raffi Rachdouni

The next time you begin to doubt your capabilities, envision the life-changing experience you may have missed out on by not taking that brave step. Imagine that instead of thinking you're mediocre and your actions meaningless to others, you take a step closer to that indescribable adventure. Now  picture some of the most inspiring young children; a feeling of humbling empowerment overcomes you when you stop and realize that you've molded their lives

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Kick, Push, Coast – U. Armen Nercesian

As I took my morning commute today through Republic Square, I realized in the span of about 3 minutes what every optimistic 'Hayastantsi' means when they say "the future is bright." Upon entering Republic Square, I passed a trashcan spewing thick black smoke, most likely a result of someone prematurely pitching a cigarette before it was finished. At this point in my trip, a situation like this becomes almost laughable, being that cigarette smoking

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Working in Yerevan – U. Kyle Dinkjian

One of my reservations about applying to and going on the AYF-YOARF Internship was that I wasn’t sure how relevant the work I’d be doing would be to my major.  Economics is abstract enough as it is, and I didn’t know whether applying to the Internship signaled that I am taking the summer off from business studies and growth to be placed in something like working at an orphanage or not.  No matter how satisfying something like that may be,

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Senior Olympics Applications are now available!

Register now for Senior Olympics! You must first register for an account and then visit Applications to register. For more information on Senior Olympics in Washington DC, visit www.ayfolympics.org.

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