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[Venture Armenia]: Inaugural Venture Armenia Trip is a Success image

It has been an exciting couple of weeks for us at FAR as we’ve hosted Venture Armenia’s very first participants. During their two-week stay in the country, our four visitors spent time with various local organizations, institutions and companies. They liaised with experts and professional contacts, and explored the various ways they can further their learning and experience to benefit both themselves and Armenia.

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[FAR Yerevan]: National Geographic Traveler – Armenia is Among the Best in the “Extreme Rest” Countries. standard

National Geographic Traveler ranks Armenia among top 3 countries for extreme vacation. Via Armenian Now The well known “National Geographic Traveler” journal as a result of international voting included Armenia among the best top three countries in the category of “active, extreme rest”. Please continue reading here. The Khor Virap monastery stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat. Credit: Bruno Morandi/Getty Images via National Geographic

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Reflections on FAR’s Trip to Armenia. standard

By Debra Ferman The FAR trip to Armenia was a journey back to my cultural and religious roots. The strength of the tour was its unique perspective. The tour participants were young Armenians who had a desire to learn about and see their homeland. Not only did we see the splendors of the past, but we also visited FAR projects that are trying to improve the lives of Armenians in the present. The churches of Armenia were familiar and had inviting Armenian lettering. One highlight was visiting Etchmiadzin, a name that echoes amongst all Armenians who grew up in the church. I particularly enjoyed the visit to Khor Virap, a monastery set against the fabulous backdrop of Ararat Mountain. We ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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