WATERTOWN–The 2004 Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Summer Studies Institute–a three-week program with intensive lessons in Armenian language–history–and literature–will be held from June 5-June 25–2005–at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs.
The program features a three-credit Survey of Armenian History course through the University of Connecticut. Additional classes will also be offered in Armenian Language–Literature–Music–Art–Film–among others. Graduate level credits are available.
Subjects are taught by University or College faculty who are experts in their field of study and research. In addition to supplementary lectures–workshops–and performances–weekend excursions to New York City and Boston are organized–where students can visit historic Armenian institutions.
The ARS Eastern USA provides free room and board–meals– books–and includes the weekend field trips to New York City and Boston. Students who register after December 31 pay a higher registration fee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All students pay UConn tuition fees associated with the three-credit Survey of Armenian History course. Scholarships are available from the ARS Eastern USA and local ARS chapters. For an application–visit the ARS Eastern USA website at www.arseastus.org.
ARS 2004 Summer Studies participant Ani Saryan said–"The ARS Summer Studies program is a rewarding experience that all college-age students should experience. It is a wonderful experience for anyone who attends and they will learn a lot about their culture and history."