AUA Hosts Reception to Celebrate Students Who Return from Army Service

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 4, the AUA Community joined together in the Akian Gallery of the Paramaz Avedisian Building for a reception dedicated to all its students who have shown devotion to their country and their studies, by returning to the University after serving their term in the military. The event was hosted by the Office of the President and all AUA faculty, staff, and students were invited.

The reception was a warm gathering and represented one of the many ways AUA reaches out to its students. In fact, even during their time in the military, soldiers are never excluded from AUA’s daily activities. Thanks to the efficient and flexible work of the Registrar’s office, soldiers are informed about updates and exciting events happening on campus. They are also encouraged to participate in gatherings, hikes, and concerts organized by the Student Council and various student clubs whenever possible.

The University also is committed to help foster a smooth return for our soldiers and make every effort to ensure that those who are willing can continue their education. AUA maintains each student’s credits, so that returning students are not obliged to repeat the courses they have already passed. Additionally, the workshops organized by the Center for Student Success allow those who have temporarily deferred their education to come back and continue right where they left off in a supportive learning environment.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

To read more about AUA’s students who have served in the military see the article by student writer Ani Matevosyan, contributed as part of AUA’s Student Voices column.

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