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Deadline for University of Michigan

Summer Armenian Institute in Armenia Fast Approaching

ANN ARBOR, MI - The deadline for submitting completed applications for the University of Michigan Summer Armenian Institute to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, from June 21 to August 19, 2002, has been set for Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

The Institute was founded in 1987 and offers different levels of intensive Classical Eastern and Western Armenian: Intensive Beginning Classical Armenian (483), Intensive Beginning Eastern Armenian (183). Intensive Beginning Western Armenian (173). Language classes are supplemented by lectures on Armenian culture and history by distinguished scholiasts and a program of excursions and cultural events. Students will be housed at the Yerevan State University Guest House at 52 Mashtots.

Classes meet for eight weeks in Yerevan. U.S. undergraduate students take the courses for credit for the University of Michigan (6 hours for Classical Armenian, 8 hours for Eastern or Western Armenian). U.S. Graduate students take the courses for a non-credit certificate, or may opt to take Classical Armenian for credit (6 hours). European students may only take for a non-credit certificate. Transcripts and/or certificates will be available upon successful completion of the course.

For U.S. students, there are two possible program fees, both of which are all-inclusive. These amounts include round-trip airfare (New York-Yerevan-New York), visa processing, board and lodging, tuition and fees, course materials and excursions, If taking the course for credit, the Program fee is $4,500; if for non-credit, $3,500. European students participating in the Program pay $1,500, which covers visa processing, board and lodging, tuition and fees, course materials and excursions.

European students are responsible for their own travel expenses. Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and Literature and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is the Director of the Institute. For more information or an application, interested individuals should contact: Kristy Demas, Armenian Studies Program, 1080 S. University, Suite 3663, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 Tel. (734) 764-1825; fax (734) 753-9154 E-mail:

Source: ARMENIAN REPORTER, No. 28 SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2002 Pg. 19

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