CCC Student at TEDxKids@Yerevan 2014



Everyone may have successes and failures in life. Grigor believes that in order to fulfill aims, one should get over many failures, and the point is that everyone has different approaches to the particular issue: some people may give up and blame everyone else; other people may overcome the difficulties and go on struggling.


Grigor states that the best way to get over the failures is to learn from personal mistake. While pointing out the success stories of prominent people Grigor mentions that it’s also important how people see and accept the outside world-“Is the glass half empty, half full, or partially filled with water”.


At the end of the speech, he tells about his personal failures showing what he learnt from those and trying to address the good points of those to the audience.


Watch his full speech here:

FLEX alumni received “Luys” Scholarships.


Each year “Luys” Foundation provides scholarship for the brightest Armenian students, who are enrolled in the top 10 universities in the world. We are proud to state that FLEX alumni Sos Avetisyan and Diana Muradova are among the mentioned students.

Diana is going to start her Master’s program at the Stanford University. Her major is International Comparative Education. Diana’s main goal is to use the international experience in this sphere to make respective changes in Armenia.

Sos is going to start his Master’s Studies at the Oxford University. His specialization is Russian and Eastern European Studies. Previously he finished another Master’s program on Human Rights and Democratization.

After their study programs Diana and Sos will become members of the big “Luys” alumni network, who work on different projects aiming to solve various issues in Armenia.


TOEFL® iBT Courses Available now in the Regions of Armenia




EducationUSA Armenia in the frameworks of the Student Ambassador Program launches TOEFL® iBT preparatory courses in the regions of Armenia.


If you are from Gyumri and you want to participate in these sessions, than e-mail the Student Ambassador (SA) in Shirak, Hasmik Tonapetyan (


The students in Armavir can also contact the regional SA Arman Azizyan in order to receive details regarding the TOEFL classes (


Ijevan is also part of this initiative. If you live in Ijevan and want to know more about TOEFL, contact your SA, Lilit Gizhlaryan (


Read more on Student Ambassador Program (SAP) here:


PFP Program Through My Eyes


“It was an incredible experience for me which would bring to advancement of my professionalism.”


PFP 2014 alumnus Gegham Gevorgyan shares his program experience and impressions. Read the full story.

FLEX and Muskie programs helped Arsen and Lilit to work in the NGO sector.


2003 FLEX alumna Arsen Simonyan and his sister 2007 Muskie alumna Lilit Simonyan have conducted the work of Stepanavan Youth Center (SYC) for many years. Since the establishment of the organization they have had many achievements and implemented various interesting programs. Arsen’s and Lilit’s exchange experience played a vital role in this regard.

Particularly Lilit states: “Our exchange experiences through Muskie and FLEX programs shifted our approach in youth work – we could see the local issues from a larger perspective and this had its direct influence in SYC programming. Our approach changed to focusing on developing capacities and competences of Armenian youth through exchange and international experiences and creating possibilities for them to employ and transfer gained experience locally.

During the last 10 years through its European programs SYC has opened doors to several hundreds of young Armenians to interact with their peers Europe-wide, develop new competences, exchange information and skills, get possibilities to volunteer abroad, experience non-formal learning, and engage in meaningful projects and activities. The importance of such programs for Armenian youth needs to be stressed, considering the limited number of projects available to them.”

Since 2008 SYC runs its flagship annual program GLOW Girls Leadership and Empowerment Program to provide opportunities to hundreds of teenage girls from all regions of Armenia to connect with peers, increase self-esteem, learn new skills and get necessary tools to be successful in their lives.  In 7 years, GLOW has recorded extraordinary results in creating a network of knowledgeable, committed and courageous young women actively contributing to development of their communities.

The impact of USG exchange programs echoes through SYC activities that continue to open new opportunities for young Armenians.