Monthly Archives: July 2015

AYF Internship: Engaging Students at TUMO in Yerevan

AYF Internship: Engaging Students at TUMO in Yerevan By U. Daron Bedian Working at Tumo has provided me with a totally different view of Armenia. The building itself is large, modern, and technologically well equipped, even by American standards. But while the building and its furnishings are impressive, what truly makes Tumo unique is the mindset of the people there and the atmosphere they create. First off, it is important to recognize that Tumo

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AYF Internship: Learning Teamwork at COAF Camp

AYF Internship: Learning Teamwork at COAF By U. Arev Dinkjian In the United States, “works well with others” is a description you wear with pride. It’s a skill that not everyone has. It’s rare, even. But in the village of Lenagog, I found something special. Everyone works well with others—it’s how they were raised. I very clearly remember the absolute distress I felt as an elementary school student when the teacher would utter those horrible

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Snapshots of Camp Haiastan 2015

AYF-YOARF Camp Haiastan is in the middle of another great season! Take a look at some photos below to relive your days as a camper/staffer or experience it for the first time. If you're interested in attending Camp as a camper (ages 8-16) or want to work at Camp next summer (ages 17+), please email CCC@ayf.org.                

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Camp Javakhk and AYF Internship: A Dual Experience

Camp Javakhk and AYF Internship: A Dual Experience By U. Narine Taraksian Eye-opening. That is the first thing that comes to my mind when reflecting back on this week in Javakhk. It was clear within the first few minutes of being here that people don't have as much as we do in America regarding materialistic things. However, the family values and friendships the people have here are like no other. The people in Akhalkalak are so quick to invite you

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AYF Internship: Learning in Yerevan’s Hospitals

AYF Internship: Learning in Yerevan's Hospitals By U. Sevan Markosian Working and living in Armenia this summer has been the most unforgettable experience. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. I was able to spend a few days at Yerevan State University Hospital in the plastic surgery department and tour Nairi Hospital. My internship is at Arabkir Children's Hospital, and I work with an excellent team of doctors and nurses who have

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