Birthright Armenia Homestay Program

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  • The homestay program works like a modified bed-and-breakfast.  Accommodations include a separate, private bedroom and access to a communal bathroom, kitchen and living area.  As part of the homestay living arrangement, families accept participants for the duration of the stay, for which the family is compensated with the amount of 72,500 AMD per month (about 2,400 AMD per day).
  • The experience of being a member of her family will always stay in my heart. When I look back at my BR experience in Armenia, she will be one of the first things I smile and cry tears of joy about.
  • The homestay program works like a modified bed-and-breakfast.  Accommodations include a separate, private bedroom and access to a communal bathroom, kitchen and living area.  As part of the homestay living arrangement, families accept participants for the duration of the stay, for which the family is compensated with the amount of 72,500 AMD per month (about 2,400 AMD per day).
  • Birthright Armenia Homestay Program

    1. 1. Birthright ArmeniaHomestayProgram<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3. Who are Birthright Armenia Participants? <br /> Ages: 20-32 (average age: 23)<br />Countries: 75% from US and Canada, 25% from Europe, Latin America and Middle East.<br />
    4. 4. Language Knowledge and Armenian Heritage<br />LanguageArmenian speakers: 65%<br /> Non-Armenian speakers: 35%<br />Heritage(number of participants in 2010)<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Repeat after us: <br />Immersion Immersion Immersion<br />
    7. 7. Why Host a Volunteer?<br />Meeting young diasporans from all over the world<br />Experiencing different cultures, expanding horizions<br />The opportunity to share your country’s traditions and cultures<br />Improve your foreign language skills<br />Experiencing the pleasure of offering hospitality <br />Monthly payment (72,500 AMD)<br />
    8. 8. Cintia from San Paolo, Brazil<br />
    9. 9. Your Role as a Host Family: What is Expected of You?<br /><ul><li>Integration
    10. 10. Communication
    11. 11. Breakfast
    12. 12. Separate bedroom
    13. 13. Access to daily shower
    14. 14. Homestay rules and policies</li></li></ul><li>Arek from Lebanon, Beirut<br />
    15. 15. How Long Does a Volunteer Stay?<br /> <br />Program duration varies from 2 months to 1 year<br />On the average the volunteer spends 3-4 months in the homestay<br />You decide if you want to host volunteers short-term or long-term <br />
    16. 16. What is Expected of Volunteers?<br /><ul><li>Being respectful of host family’s lifestyle
    17. 17. Returning home before 12:00 midnight
    18. 18. Following homestay rules and policies
    19. 19. Paying for dinner and laundry
    20. 20. Conscientious use of household utilities (water, gas, phone, etc)</li></li></ul><li>Talin from Leeds, UK<br />
    21. 21. Program Requirements  <br /><ul><li>Apartment/ house in central Yerevan, or Gyumri (Ani district)
    22. 22. Availability of a private room for the volunteer
    23. 23. Young family member (18-35 year old)
    24. 24. Warm and welcoming family </li></li></ul><li>
    25. 25. Call us: (010) 54-00-37 <br />

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