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FAQ

FAQ

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DURATION OF VOLUNTEERING, ANY EXCEPTIONS?
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HOW SOON BEFORE MY PARTICIPATION SHOULD I APPLY?
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WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER? ARE THERE FIXED DATES OF VOLUNTEERING?
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WHAT ARE THE MAIN REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA?
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ARE THERE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM AND WILL I INTERACT WITH THEM? WHERE ARE THEY FROM?
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CAN I EXTEND MY VOLUNTEERING AFTER MY ARRIVAL?
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WHAT IS THE AVERAGE STAY OF VOLUNTEERS?
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WHAT IS BIRTHRIGHT LITE? HOW WOULD I QUALIFY AS A BIRTHRIGHT LITE PARTICIPANT?
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ARE VOLUNTEERS PAID A STIPEND TO COVER BASIC EXPENSES?
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WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF PARTICIPATION?
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I DON’T MEET THE AGE CRITERIA, IS THERE ANY CHANCE I CAN VOLUNTEER IN THE PROGRAM?
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DO I GET VACATION, CAN I LEAVE THE COUNTRY, DURING MY TIME OF VOLUNTEERING?
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I DON’T SPEAK ARMENIAN. CAN I APPLY?
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IF I DO NOT NEED A VISA, HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN ARMENIA?
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CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER WITH ANOTHER ORGANIZATION AND THEN EXTEND MY STAY TO CONTINUE VOLUNTEERING WITH BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA?
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WHERE CAN I SEE VIDEOS ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? DO YOU HAVE OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS?
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WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES VOLUNTEERS EXPERIENCE? WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS STRUGGLE WITH THE MOST?
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CAN I SPEAK TO SOMEONE FROM MY COUNTRY WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY VOLUNTEERED WITH BR?
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WILL SOMEBODY PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT?
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ARE THE STAFF AVAILABLE FOR FULL TIME SUPPORT?
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CAN REFERENCE LETTERS BE OBTAINED TO CERTIFY OUR VOLUNTEER WORK?
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DO YOU OFFER OPTIONS OTHER THAN VOLUNTEERING?
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DO YOU ORGANIZE CULTURAL EVENTS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS?
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CAN I STAY WITH A HOST FAMILY IN A VILLAGE FOR A FEW DAYS?
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DO I NEED A UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA TO VOLUNTEER?
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DO I NEED A VISA? IF BORN IN ARMENIA, ARE THERE OTHER CONSIDERATIONS?
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Host Family

I DON’T SPEAK ANY ARMENIAN, CAN I STILL DO A HOMESTAY?
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IS IT MANDATORY TO STAY WITH A HOST FAMILY? CAN I LIVE ELSEWHERE?
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WILL I RECEIVE A KEY TO MY HOST FAMILY HOUSE/APARTMENT?
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IS IT SAFE TO STAY WITH A HOST FAMILY? HOW ARE FAMILIES CHOSEN?
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WHY LIVE WITH A HOST FAMILY?
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ME TO STAY WITH A HOST FAMILY?
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BESIDES THE BASIC EXPENSES, ARE THERE ADDITIONAL OR OPTIONAL COSTS TO BE PAID?
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CAN I LIVE WITH A HOST FAMILY FOR ONLY PART OF MY TIME IN ARMENIA?
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WHERE WILL MY HOUSE BE LOCATED? CAN I CHOOSE A HOUSE OR A LOCATION?
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WILL THERE BE INTERNET/WIFI AT MY HOUSE?
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IS MY HOST FAMILY NEW TO THE PROGRAM?
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I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR ALLERGIES. CAN I STAY WITH A HOST FAMILY?
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CAN I STAY OUT OF MY HOMESTAY FOR THE NIGHT?
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IS THERE A CURFEW TIME?
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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE GIFTS I CAN BRING TO MY FAMILY?
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CAN I BE PLACED IN A FAMILY THAT SPEAKS MY NATIVE LANGUAGE?
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CAN WE CONNECT WITH HOST FAMILIES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ?
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DO MOST VOLUNTEERS STAY WITH HOMESTAYS?
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IS THERE ONE VOLUNTEER PER HOMESTAY?
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Internship

WHAT TYPE OF INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME IN ARMENIA?
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HOW DOES BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA CHOOSE MY INTERNSHIP ORGANIZATION?
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WILL I GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS MY INTERESTS WITH STAFF PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN ARMENIA?
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CAN I HAVE MORE THAN JUST ONE JOB PLACEMENT?
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IF I ALREADY KNOW OF AN ORGANIZATION WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, CAN I BE PLACED THERE?
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DO I NEED TO SPEAK ARMENIAN FOR CERTAIN INTERNSHIPS?
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CAN PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS VOLUNTEER IN OTHER CITIES THAN YEREVAN?
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HOW LONG DO I VOLUNTEER FOR? WHAT IF I WANT TO BE ELIGIBLE UNDER THE BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT POLICY?
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WHAT ARE THE COMMON WORKPLACE CHALLENGES?
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WHEN IS THE JOB PLACEMENT PROCESS DONE?
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IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A JOB AS WELL DURING VOLUNTEERING?
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ARE JOB SWITCHES POSSIBLE DURING THE STAY?
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IF I WANT TO STAY AND WORK IN ARMENIA AFTER FINISHING VOLUNTEERING, DOES BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA HELP WITH FINDING WORK?
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Excursions

WHAT IS A TYPICAL BIRTHRIGHT ARMENIA EXCURSION LIKE?
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IS PARTICIPATION MANDATORY?
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ARE THERE FEES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE EXCURSION?
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CAN I BRING A GUEST WITH ME ON AN EXCURSION?
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Language Classes

DO I NEED TO KNOW ARMENIAN?
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ARE THE LANGUAGE CLASSES MANDATORY?
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HOW MANY HOURS OF CLASSES WILL I BE TAKING PER WEEK?
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WHERE ARE THE CLASSES HELD?
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HOW BIG ARE THE CLASSES?
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ARE THE LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR FREE?
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IS THERE A BOOK THAT I NEED?
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ARE THERE LANGUAGE CLASSES OUTSIDE OF YEREVAN?
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ARE THERE CLASSES WHERE THEY CONCENTRATE ON READING AND WRITING?
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IS THERE AN INTENSIVE LANGUAGE TRAINING I CAN TAKE PRIOR TO BEGINNING MY INTERNSHIP?
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Networking

IS THE ATTENDANCE TO THESE MANDATORY?
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WHAT ARE FORUMS AND HAVAKS LIKE?
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