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A little country nested in the mountainous South Caucasus region between Turkey, Georgia, and Iran, Armenia is like a hidden treasure. With an ancient history that stretches back to 1600 BCE, Armenia not only holds the title as the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its national religion, but also had the chance to cultivate a distinctly dynamic culture. Currently, the country influence continues to grow, and the government is planning integration into the European Union. Interning abroad in Armenia is a great way to gain some work experience and learn about the deep history and culture that the country holds.
While internships in Armenia are available year-round, most can be found over the summer. There are several internship providers that have specifically organized programs in which students can gain professional experience at a company or governmental organization, as well as go on special weekend excursions for cultural and historical awareness.
While the cost of living in Armenia is similar to that in the U.S., it is typically much more difficult for Armenians to afford daily necessities due to their lower average wages. As an international intern in Armenia, these costs will not seem too steep, but you may note that other locals will complain about rising prices. Below are some examples of costs in Armenia. Since 1 Armenian dram is approximately equal to 0.0024 USD, the cost calculations have already been converted to USD for your convenience.
Armenian labor laws outline the working conditions and employment contract specifications for all workers. The terms of the labor laws extend to international interns. However, foreign workers without work permits will not be paid.
With it dynamic cultural heritage, rich artistic influence, and deep history, Armenia is a beautiful place to visit. The Armenian people hold fast to their traditions and culture, and are among some of the friendliest people you may ever meet. Go intern abroad in Armenia for an experience of a lifetime!
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