YSIP was an amazing experience for people of Armenian descent or those highly involved with the Armenian community to go to the homeland and do internships in varying fields. I did my internship at TUMO, helping children learn the basics of programming; however, the best part of this program was outside the internship. Yerevan is a very fun city with a lot of things to do downtown. There also are a lot of very nice restaurants and everything is cheap. The best part, however, is being able to connect with varying groups from the Armenian diaspora. During my year, there were people from Lebanon, Syria, Italy, France, and the US. It was great to connect with people from such different backgrounds who were all connected by their Armenian heritage. Overall, I had a great time and would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is even slightly interested.