BY VANA ANDONIAN
I’ve been to Armenia once before, but as a tourist. I never thought that I would have the opportunity to experience my homeland in such a unique and memorable way. In addition to being able to live in my homeland for 6 weeks, I get to meet other volunteers like myself and create long-lasting friendships. So far, everything is surreal to me to the point that I feel like I never left America. But I know that once we start camp and I get to spend time with the kids, I won’t want to leave my homeland. My friends who have done Youth Corps in past years told me before I left that this is a life changing experience, and I’m ready to take the next step with my fellow volunteers in making sure that it is one.
I can’t wait to see what the next 6 weeks have in store for us!