Boston is the newest location to join the diverse host cities offered as part of the AGBU Summer Internship Program and Global Armenian Leadership Program*. A unique city with rich cultural roots, Boston boasts a celebrated art scene, lush public park system, critically acclaimed restaurants and professional championship-winning sports teams. An international center of health and education with the world’s most sought-after colleges and universities, Boston is a natural fit to welcome students of all backgrounds for a life-changing experience.
The local Armenian community will be highly engaged in the planned activities. Participants will benefit from a formal Mentorship Program with AGBU Young Professionals and will meet with high-ranked leaders of various professional industries throughout their 8-week adventure.
Given Greater Boston’s powerful global businesses and talents across a wide range of industry sectors, Boston offers ample placement opportunities in countless fields, especially in medicine, dentistry, life sciences, high-technology, finance, journalism, law, and research and development.
Walking the Freedom Trail, whale watching, sailing on the Charles River, a day with the Red Sox in Fenway Park and Movie Night at the Esplanade are only a few of the varied and exciting activities in store. Weekends are an opportunity for group trips exploring the beautiful New England region with a hiking trip scheduled to the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire.
A truly special element of the Boston experience is connecting with one of the oldest Armenian communities in the United States. The many historic locations including Boston’s Armenian Library and Museum provide a backdrop for further personal cultural exploration. The group will be exposed to community service projects and engaged in many local traditions.
Participants reside in apartment-style residences of Boston University near the enchanting Newbury Street, Fenway Park, the Charles River Esplanade and the Museum of Fine Arts. It is also close to Watertown which is famous for its variety of Armenian restaurants and grocers.
Accommodation features include shared suites (2-4 per suite), communal kitchen & sitting area, semi-private bathrooms, laundry in building (extra cost),Wi-Fi and 24/7 building security guard.
Dates & Important Information:
Program dates: June 16 – August 10 (8 weeks)
Language: English proficiency required
Tuition: $4,000 USD (plus $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee)
Participants are responsible for meals, transportation, and entertainment for the duration of the program.
*This program is a unique opportunity for applicants from outside of the USA to participate in the summer of activities with an emphasis on community service, leadership development and cultural networking.