- Innovative combination of summer school and hiking camp
- Best opportunity for exploring Armenian linguistics on its cultural-historical background
- Routes relevant to the theme but off the tourist trail
The Hiking Summer School of Armenology (HayaSSA) is an annual two-week set of tours accompanied by an intensive lecture series on the foremost issues in Armenian language and history, organized for around 25-30 students and young researchers.Read more
The course is extremely important for young researchers in formulating a scientific task, leading a high-level scientific debate, developing clear and consistent analytical work, and developing critical (free, independent) thinking skills. One of the benefits of the training is the trustworthy, warm and direct emotional atmosphere created between the leader and the participants from the very first minutes, as well as the opportunity to interact and collaborate with scientists in different fields, which greatly contributes to the expansion of the scientific horizon.
Fulfilling, valuable, dynamic, one interesting day after another, such that one might say a day is worth a year. It is difficult to exaggerate the benefits of the main course. A few days from the start of the course I was trying to remember how we penetrated the deepest recesses of Classical Armenian, which had become so familiar and understandable, and I couldn’t. This can only be the result of amazing methodology! In a few days, we were practically given the keys to various academic disciplines, as well as the principles and methods for doing academic research.
Not only were the lectures of excellent quality, but the entire programme was a perfect combination of fun and professionalism, and the places we went to turned out to be real hidden gems. Warning: if you're thinking of joining this programme, be ready to return home carrying much more than your backpack – you'll have tons of new knowledge, lots of pictures of gorgeous sceneries, new songs in your head, new ideas for papers, projects or presentations, and many new friendships.
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