Birthright Armenia has collaborative agreements with the American University of Armenia (AUA) to enhance the learning experience and lend support to the study programs' participants. Qualifying students of Armenian heritage, who combine volunteer service with their studies, would benefit from Birthright Armenia's wide array of services, including homestays and travel stipends. Both programs offer high-quality, accredited classes plus the added benefits of cultural, historical and language immersion opportunities for the Armenian student who wants to learn more about their heritage and roots.
This option is the Summer Program at the American University of Armenia, a private, independent university located in Yerevan offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, and affiliated with the University of California. Participants may earn credits for transfer back to their home university by choosing from a range of courses including: Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Global Perspectives and Site Stories, the Archaeological Field School, and a joint AUA-UCLA course offering Armenian Language and Culture. In addition to the great opportunities on campus, Summer Program participants complement their educational experience outside the classroom with the Discover Armenia Educational Tours that takes student to a wide array of modern and ancient sites Armenia has to offer. The Birthright Armenia - AUA collaboration opens up additional opportunities for applicants of Armenian heritage who want to extend their stay beyond the study program as a volunteer. http://admissions.aua.am/study-abroad-summer-programs/ provides more information about the Summer Program, fees, and more and https://admissions.aua.am/summer-program/ for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies. Application deadline is April 15th for the summer semester, and June 1st for the study abroad fall semester at AUA.