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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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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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Armenia has a Smell – First Impression – U. Tamar Alexanian

Armenia has a smell.  It hit me the moment I stepped off of the airplane, jet lagged and vowing (once again) to never fly through Moscow.  It lingers on my skin, long after I’ve showered, making me feel like a physical part of this country. Sometimes Armenia’s smell is fresh; my first successful load of laundry hanging on our clothesline, for the neighbors to (literally) see; ten kilos of almost-ripe apricots, over-ripe cherries, baby strawberries,

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First Impression – U. Sosy Tatarian

I am currently sitting on my balcony with a breathtaking view of Ararat and Masis. Although my view of Masis is blocked by some old apartments, it’s still gorgeous - exactly the way it looks in all the textbooks. The mountain tops are both covered in white powdery snow. It doesn’t even look real - it looks like a backdrop of a photo shoot. Honestly, I can’t believe I’m here. The plane ride from Moscow to Yerevan was an incredible experience,

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