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Armenian by Birth
Repat for Six Years and Twenty-five Days
Repat for Six Years and Twenty-five Days
Six years and twenty-five days ago... A սփիւռքահայ never forgets the day of landing in Armenia as a “repatriate”. 

04.08.2014 was the day I bought a one-way ticket. Today, for the whole day I thought of this, the gains ONLY....


  • A masters degree 
  • The Valedictorian of 2016, representing AUA and Armenia in Los Angeles.
  • Another masters degree in process.
  • Five years as a lecturer at Yerevan State University and still going on ...
  • Two years as a language teacher at the American University of Armenia.  
  • Two years as Abd AlAziz Saud Al-Babtain Center Director at YSU (Thanks to the head of our department Hayk). 
  • An honorary “Thank You Letter” from YSU. 
  • One year at Idea Foundation.
  • Projects with Zangi, Aurora, Hamazkayin and many others. 
  • Represented YSU in four countries.
  • Tutored and “still” many bright individuals. 
  • Tens of trainings and diplomas. 
  • An enriching Western Armenian language project with my colleagues and friends Marat and Anna and Gyulbenkian Foundation.
  • Ruski is still not going well, on the other hand, improved my French, Spanish and Turkish. And just finished the Dakota Language course. 
  • A poem of Charents translated by my colleague Mariam and me and available at his house-museum.
  • A year of teaching in Yeghegnadzor.
  • An editor and a proofreader of three books.
  • Lots of interpretation and translation projects. 
  • Many language related projects with my genius little brother Ara (ok and songs). 
  • Two years at Ghoghanj Center working with insecure children .
  • A  B O O K with my colleague and friend Sona. (One is published and the rest are on the way) and many other projects to follow.


  • A physical home 
  • A virtual home aka, my friends here. 
  • A firm relationship with 50+ people starting from classmates, colleagues, students and ending with waiters in cafes I frequently visit. 
  • Explored 29 countries (COVID ruined this year’s plans). 
  • 3000+ Instagram Posts 
  • A few unsuccessful lo#e stories. 
  • Lots of written stories to be assembled in a book.
  • The wedding Godfather of my brother and his wife.
  • Two fights with taxi drivers, one ended in the police station.
  • A P P R E C I A T I O N . G R A T I T U D E .  L O V E 

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