Newly Opened Student Services/Student Excellence Center Provides Modern, Welcoming Atmosphere for Learning

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YEREVAN, Armenia – On June 3, 2016, the American University of Armenia (AUA) opened the new Student Services/Student Excellence Center—a modernized space aimed at encouraging collaborative learning, offering up-to-date technological resources, and providing an increased scope of student support services. The creation of the Center was made possible by a generous $465,000 award from the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The AUA Student Services/Student Excellence Center is comprised of multi-purpose labs, a Collaborative Study Space, and an Information Technology (IT) Suite. The Collaborative Study Space provides an ideal venue for students to gather and study together in a relaxed atmosphere, while the IT Suite provides technological resources for course instruction, internet-based standardized testing, and also functions as a writing center for students. The Center’s colorful furniture, ample lighting, and ergonomically designed work spaces provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where students often spend hours creating and learning.

With the launch of AUA’s undergraduate programs in 2013, the student body population has more than quadrupled , and will continue to grow over the coming years. 10% of all students are international students and 20% are from regions of Armenia. Thanks to continued support of ASHA, AUA is able to provide the necessary space and resources needed for its increasing student body.

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.   
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