In Gyumri – In Search

The following is an article I wrote about my time with Birthright Armenia and AYF Youth Corps in 2011. The article is less about my experiences, and more about my thought processes during that time.

During the few months I spent in Armenia this summer, I thought a lot about the different challenges we Diasporan Armenians face regarding our culture and identity. In many cases, it’s extremely difficult to retain your native culture in a foreign environment, especially if you live in an area with a less vibrant Armenian community, in which case you are forced to actively work toward retaining and developing ties with your homeland and culture.

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