Who are Birthright Armenia Participants? Ages: 20-32 (average age: 23) Countries: 75% from US and Canada, 25% from Europe, Latin America and Middle East.
Language Knowledge and Armenian Heritage LanguageArmenian speakers: 65% Non-Armenian speakers: 35% Heritage(number of participants in 2010)
Repeat after us: Immersion Immersion Immersion
Why Host a Volunteer? Meeting young diasporans from all over the world Experiencing different cultures, expanding horizions The opportunity to share your country’s traditions and cultures Improve your foreign language skills Experiencing the pleasure of offering hospitality Monthly payment (72,500 AMD)
Cintia from San Paolo, Brazil
Your Role as a Host Family: What is Expected of You?
Access to daily shower
Homestay rules and policies
Arek from Lebanon, Beirut
How Long Does a Volunteer Stay?
Program duration varies from 2 months to 1 year On the average the volunteer spends 3-4 months in the homestay You decide if you want to host volunteers short-term or long-term
What is Expected of Volunteers?
Being respectful of host family’s lifestyle
Returning home before 12:00 midnight
Following homestay rules and policies
Paying for dinner and laundry
Conscientious use of household utilities (water, gas, phone, etc)
Talin from Leeds, UK
Apartment/ house in central Yerevan, or Gyumri (Ani district)