Summer University 2017


Catching Up With KardashYans

Organized by AEGEE-Yerevan

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Lights, camera, action! AEGEE-Yerevan is ready to start the reality show “Keep up with Kardashians” and we are looking for YOU to be featured there. The land of best wines, ancient history, rocking nightlife, glorious nature, hospitable people, finger-licking cuisine, breathtaking mountains and landscapes, head-spinning opportunities, nestled in the far eastern corner of Europe is an ideal place to spend moments that will seem too good to be real. You will become a real “YAN”* by swimming in Sevan Lake, hiking Aragats mountain, sipping home-made wine, baking Armenian traditional bread, making Armenian sweet long thing, rolling some dolma, learning Armenian language, getting soaking wet, shopping in flea market, dancing hand-in-hand under Armenian tunes or next to singing fountains, hanging out in the buzzing pubs at nights…taking selfies. We guarantee a time that you wouldn’t like evidences to be leaked. ;) *YAN is the ending of almost all Armenian surnames

General Information:

From: Friday, July 21st
To: Tuesday, August 1st
Starts in: Yerevan
Ends in: Yerevan
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Training
Fee: 155€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Youth Hostel, which will be equipped with all the necessary facilities for students, youth workers, AEGEEans and budget-minded savvy international travelers to spend a joyful weekend in Yerevan. Furthermore, while choosing the accommodation, the priority
Confirmation: Pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 15€
Used for: guided tour to Yerevan Brandy Factory and first brandy degustation at wine cellars
Alternative: free time
Language: English, Russian
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Discover one of the oldest countries in the world by original and extraordinary ways!


Phone: +37493675758

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for wine lovers, adventure enthusiasts, culture geeks, selfie takers, creative and active folks. Not your style? Just apply! We will turn you into one.


    -Visiting Museums / Center of Modern Arts -Visiting old churches and historical monuments -Cultural activites -Dance folk dances -Cooking traditional food -Armenian language course -Wine tasting -Yerevan City Tour -Watersplash Festival ''Vardavar'' -Movie screening -Photoshoot in Armenian traditional costumes -Pubbing -Climbing (beginner)

Course Information:

Course: The sessions will be conducted via a variety of non-formal education tools, namely providing interactive engagement of all participants and providing ground for open and frank discussions and exchange of opinions.
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Armenak Minasyants (former CD assistant 2012-2014), Ani Khachatryan (Secretary General of AEGEE-Yerevan), Tereza "El China" Tokmajyan (former Network Commissioner 2015-2016)
Equipment: All participants will be provided with the info pack, in case of necessity we plan to use markers, flip charts and a beamer for movie screening.
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Garni and Geghard

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Armenia. It is probably the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD.
Geghard (meaning "spear") is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region, and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Sevan provides some 90% of the fish and 80% of the crayfish catch of Armenia. It has significant economic, cultural, and recreational value. Its only island (now a peninsula) is home to a medieval monastery.

Yerevan Cascade

The Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the northern neighborhood.
Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps are a couple of escalators going the length of the complex. There are also rooms connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Art.
The exterior of cascade, in addition to stairs has multiple levels with fountains and sculptures. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat.

Megerian Carpets Factory

Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in 1917, and quickly developed an expertise in rud reparing and restoration.Over time, they began to realize the growing demand for dufferent trends and subtle design changes, and took their well honed skills to the loom to create their own decorative rugs.
Megerian Oriental Rug family specialist's in new and antique oriental rug sales and production. The Megerian Brother's tradition and integrity in the fine craft of hand made rug making, and restoration of rugs and tapestries is world renown. The Megerian Oriental Rug family has been the benchmark producer of New York City's hand made rugs and tapestries.

Noravank Monastery

Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River, near the town of Yeghegnadzor. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin. In the 13th–14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently. a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning, especially with Gladzor's famed university and library. Today, the region is worldwide famous for its wineries.