YEREVAN, JANUARY 19, ARMENPRESS: The United States Embassy in Armenia has started today a week-long “American Studies Winter Institute” workshop in Adigas Resort House, in Tsakhkadzor. This is the first time the Embassy has organized this workshop, which will feature in-depth seminars about American society, culture and institutions. The program is initiated and implemented by the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Armenia.
The program is designed as a week-long faculty level seminar for a university professors and secondary school teachers. The purpose of the Institute is to provide the participants with a deeper understanding of the United States, its government, people, and history – in order to strengthen their curricula and improve the accuracy of what is taught about the U.S. in Armenia’s schools and universities. The program will offer a broad overview of the United States in the context of American studies and its constituent disciplines through an integrated series of lectures, readings, interactive discussions, and some activities.
Open recruitment was conducted by the Public Affairs Section and selection was based on merit. In total, 29 educators will attend the program, with all expenses covered by the Embassy.