Author Archive of Narine-taraksian

AYF Internship: Scrubbing in at Arabkir Joint Medical Center

AYF Internship: Scrubbing in at Arabkir Joint Medical Center By U. Narine Taraksian Coming into the AYF Internship, I was worried that I wouldn't get much nursing experience. I knew that the internship would be the best social and cultural experience, but I had my hesitations regarding the internship itself.  However, after working in a hospital here for six weeks now, I realize that I was completely wrong to have those hesitations in the first

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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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