As the capital of Armenia, Yerevan serves as the economic and cultural heart of the country. Historically ruled by a number of peoples, including the Persians, the Turks, and the Russians, it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. While the vast majority of those living in Armenia are natural Armenians, Yerevan is home to a small variety of other ethnic groups including Russians, Kurdish and Azeri. Though one of the oldest cities in the world, Yerevan is constantly changing and modernizing. While its unique architecture reflects the city’s colorful history, it is also a busy industrial and commercial center with its share of communist-era industry. At the same time, the city has not lost its “ancient” feel or charm. Yerevan’s old narrow streets, colorful historic core and cultural diversity make it an intriguing and unique location to live and visit. >

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American Councils in Armenia
The local American Councils office in Yerevan was established in 1996. Since then, the American Councils Yerevan office has implemented more than a dozen of programs in Armenia funded by the US Government providing over 1,200 high school and university students, educators, and faculty members with the opportunity to study, research and receive professional training in the US. In addition, the local staff provide ongoing logistical support for US students and researchers while they are in in Armenia.

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The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azeri, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Through homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff.
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Please note that and all of its information will be moving to a new website. You can visit for up-to-date information about the program and many others.

Through OPIT's six-week, English-language internships, students gain substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today's global market. American Councils on-site staff arrange internship placements and provide ongoing support to participants. No foreign-language study is required.
American Councils has developed and implemented education programs in the former Soviet Union and Southeast Europe for almost four decades. It has contributed and continues to contribute to the creation of new knowledge, broader professional perspectives, and personal and intellectual growth through international training, academic exchange, collaboration in educational development, and public diplomacy. The OPIT program draws on the vast network of community partners, regional expertise and overseas resources built by American Councils over the years.
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