Every year, young Armenians find themselves starting a summer in an unknown city surrounded by strangers. Within days they become friends, within weeks they become locals and by the end of their stay, they have laid the foundation for their personal and professional network.
While each host city has its individual appeal, participants of all cities experience the same core program. In the months prior to arrival, accepted applicants will have multiple sessions with program coordinators to ensure appropriate placements and community service projects. Students wishing to secure their own internships may do so but must maintain communication with program coordinators throughout the process.
Beginning with a comprehensive orientation upon arrival, the group is truly “in it together” living in joint housing and helping each other navigate a new city. A diverse range of mandatory and elective activities are planned throughout the summer. Each element is strategically devised to enhance the experience.
Activities are designed to provide leadership training, career development and cultural exploration. A strong emphasis is also placed on community building and local service projects. This holistic approach develops the empowered active citizens of tomorrow.