The AGBU Saturday School in Orange County celebrated its year-end graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 12th. A lovely talent program which included poetry recitals, Armenian songs, musical performances and dance was followed by a picnic reception for all in attendance.


More photos from this year’s Antranik Scout Camp in Armenia. This time from their trip to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, where they met with His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.


AGBU Central Board member Yervant Zorian discusses the Armenian Virtual College with participants of the “Ari Toun” program. (Image via Armenia's Diaspora Ministry)

YEREVAN, NOYAN TAPAN: On June 30, the participants of the “Ari Toun” (Come Home) program visited the French University of Armenia. University rector Joëlle le Morzelec acquainted them with the various departments, the areas of specialization offered by the university, as well as the terms of admission and enrollment.

Some of the participants of the “Ari Toun” program at the French Univ. of Armenia. (Image via Armenia's Diaspora Ministry)

In the afternoon, Yervant Zorian, director of the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) program, made a presentation to the participants on the possibilities of this educational system and its curriculum. The goal of AVC is to help students obtain basic knowledge of Armenological topics by means of online education. By means of synchronous and asynchronous communication, the students are able to procure new knowledge by organizing their time properly, as well as communicating directly with their online teacher and classmates.

Sources: Asbarez, July 1, 2010, p. 4; Nor Hayastan, July 3, 2010, p. 18; press release of Armenia’s Diaspora Ministry, June 30, 2010.

We recently received these photos from this year’s Antranik Scout Camp in Armenia.


Click here to download the PDF (943KB) of the July 2010 edition of AGBU Melbourne’s Nor Tsayn Newsletter.