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Would I do this again?

Would I do this again?

Absolutely. In a heartbeat. No question. I’ll be better prepared, knowing what to expect and how to better handle certain situations. I’d get to live in Artsakh for two weeks (who wouldn’t want that?). I’d get to hear more stories from azadamardiks (freedom fighters) and their families. ...


Ամենաանմոռանալին և տպավորիչը Արցախի երեխաներն էն

Ամենաանմոռանալին և տպավորիչը Արցախի երեխաներն էն

Ամեն անգամ Արցախ գալիս գիտենք, որ մեզ նոր և ուսումնալից փորձառություններ են սպասվում: Թարմ տեղեկություններ հայրենիքի մասին և նոր, պայծառ հուշեր: ...


We Got the Blues

We Got the Blues

We may not have “haghteld” or “antzeld” our competition but we definitely take gold for pride. For every one idea we have the kids have ten. Although the kids get rowdy at times and test our limits the passion in their voices as they chant their ganches or practice their songs makes up for it....


Growing Closer Each Day

Growing Closer Each Day

Earlier in the year, when Levon first proposed the idea that we all participate in Youth Corps together we were extremely apprehensive to agree to it. We knew it would be an amazing experience, but were nervous about meeting new people and stepping out of our comfort zone. ...


The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

Monday was the first day of the last week of Jampar. It sounds as weird as it feels. Weird in the sense that next Monday, instead of walking to Jampar in the morning, I’ll be sitting on a plane headed back to Los Angeles....


The Trip of My Dreams

The Trip of My Dreams

First I want to start off saying how honored I feel to be in Armenia, especially with a group like the one I am with. As days go by, our friendships grow closer and although we have our ups and downs, we always end up loving each other at the end. ...


What A Trip

What A Trip

Artsakh. Kharabakh. Shushi. Stepanakert. To some, these words may be just that - words. Others may know Artsakh to be an autonomous region that isn't recognized as its own, independent country. Scholars and historians will know about the region based on what is written in books. ...


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