Posts Tagged ‘travel to armenia’

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[Web Wrap]: The Peace Corps Experience – Volunteering in Armenia.

June 29, 2010

By Ashley Killough via ianyan Mag

When Danny Lovell, 25, received his country assignment from the Peace Corps, he looked at the word “Armenia” on his invitation—and paused.

“I remember thinking, what’s Armenia? What’s in Armenia?”

Lovell vaguely recalled studying the Soviet Union in high school, but he knew little about the South Caucasus country. “After I looked at the map, I thought it was in the Middle East because it’s located right above Iran, and I thought I was going to live in the desert for two years.”

One month later, on May 29, 2009, Lovell said goodbye to his family in North Carolina and moved to Armenia with dozens of other Americans. For the next three months, the new class of volunteers, the 17th group since Armenia opened its doors to Peace Corps in 1992, underwent rigorous training in language and cultural skills. At the same time, they lived with host families in their “training villages,” where they quickly became exposed to the Peace Corps life—one filled, at first, with bucket baths, outhouses and the tedious task of washing clothes by hand.

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Danny Lovell, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia

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Copyright: Ashley Killough

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[Web Wrap]: Armenian Gentlemen.

June 15, 2010

By Ashley Corinne Killough

If you would have told me last year that in a year I would go on a six-hour road trip in Armenia with four men I had never met, that we would get lost for 30 minutes near an old chemical plant, that we would take breaks to pick funny-looking fruits off of trees and eat them, that we would wind between and around Iranian semi-trucks on the highway, that we would get blockaded on the road by numerous herds of cattle and sheep—and that I would do the same thing all over again the following day—I would have said that you have quite the imagination.

Actually, if you had told me all of that last week, I would have said the same thing.

And I would have been wrong.

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Ashley with her “Armenian gentlemen”

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Credit: Ashley Corinne Killough

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing Today!

June 4, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing Tomorrow!

June 3, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing This Week!

June 1, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hayastani Kidak Society Reception Today!

May 13, 2010

For everybody who missed the reception – Our two-week 2010 Young Professional Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010. Please join us in Armenia.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hayastani Kidak Society Reception tomorrow, on May 13th!

May 12, 2010

FARs Hayastani Kidak Society & the Krikor & Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)

Invite you to

Join us for a reception to learn more about Traveling to Armenia, Volunteering in Armenia, and FAR’s upcoming Young Professional Trip.

Have the opportunity to get first-hand information from former trip participants, learn more about the country, and make new friends.

FARs Hayastani Kidak Society & The Krikor & Clara Zohrab Information Center will hold a reception to provide more information about all question you might have.

This event will take place on May 13th at 7:00 pm at the Zohrab Center, located in the Diocesan Complex in New York City (located at 630 Second Avenue at 34th St.)

The evening will consist of a presentation of the trip from FAR Travel Alumnus Tony Sargent and FAR’s Project Director, Arto Vorperian, as well as reflections of the trip from other former participants.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

If you plan to attend please RSVP on Facebook, it will help us to organize the event.

The two-week 2010 Young Professional Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.