Study Tours

DISCOVER AN OLD COUNTRY WITH US
TRAVEL TO ARMENIA 


Mark your calendar for these dates!
October 6-16, 2017

We offer a unique and exciting opportunity for you to deeply immerse in the cultural heritage of Armenia while learning about its modern life.  You will have opportunities to do more than just site see as you meet with university students, farmers, business people, and visit JMF internationally recognized programs to expand your appreciation and understanding of modern day Armenia. The tour is designed to give a more enriching experience simply missing from most commercial tours.

Program

Jinishian Memorial Foundation’s (JMF) Study Tour Program is an ideal combination of experience sharing and learning about JMF distinguished projects while exploring and enjoying Armenia, renowned with its old history, traditions, Christian values, art, cultural events, food and fun. The program usually is 10 days and is tailored to each group’s specific needs beforehand. Thanks to your financial contribution included in the Study Tour Fee  the proceeds will directly benefit a JMF project of your choosing after the study tour.

Experience Sharing/Learning Activities

Our Study Tour provides a unique opportunity to explore JMF projects witnessing the changes JMF makes in the communities. You will see diversified urban and rural life and visit Armenian families, meet with high school and university students engaged in civic activities, meet and lunch (local food) with farmers in one of the organic gardens, meet JMF partners and stakeholders, learn and exchange your experience  with people from this distinctive culture, while immersed in Armenian hospitality. Most importantly, discover ways you can be involved in making positive social change in Armenia.

Cultural Activities

Participate in excursions to historical sites and cultural attractions, visit Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of Armenia,  visit historical sites and ancient churches, shop in Armenia’s largest open air marketplace, the Vernissage, and discover Armenian carpets, local art work, handcrafted jewelry, wood carvings  and ornaments, and more…
Besides, learn about Armenian history, culture, politics and socio-economic problems in Armenia.

Services and Benefits of Study Tours

•    Your care begins with a welcome at the airport and continues throughout your stay.
•    Itineraries designed to maximize your overall experience.
•    Comfortable accommodations in Yerevan.
•    All tours accompanied with guides.
•    Tours can be customized to the group’s interests.
•    Access to your Study Tour coordinator/guide for free help and advice 24/7.
•    Get a better value for the whole package than available by traveling on your own, or even with another group.
•    No worry about visiting territories with unfamiliar customs and habits.
•    No hassles about where to stay or how to get around.

FINANCES: The $1,900 trip cost per person is LAND ONLY (includes food, housing and all in-country transportation) and does not include air travel or paying passport fees. Participants are encouraged to seek financial and prayer support from their home churches, families and friends. Final payment is due 30 days before departure or space will be cancelled. Payments may be made online or by check payable to “Jinishian Memorial Program” with “Study tour 2017” in the memo area. Total trip price will be refunded for any cancellation within 60 days of departure.

APPLICATION: Submit your completed application by email or mail along with a $500 deposit (refundable up to 60 days before departure). The deadline is July 15, 2017:
Jinishian Memorial Program, 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 617, New York, NY 10016

QUESTIONS? Contact us at jinishian@pcusa.org or 1-800-728-7228 x 5317

AIRLINE TICKETS: Once airline tickets have been purchased and issued, they are typically non-refundable and airline rules apply, even in the event of a JMP change or cancellation. For this reason, we encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance. Cancellation and a variety of travel supplementary protections are available from a variety of vendors.

JMP CHANGES/CANCELLATION: All trips are subject to change of itinerary and/or cancellation.

The Study Tour may travel to remote areas reached by long rides over bumpy roads, so participants should be physically independent. A “Waiver and Release” form will be sent for you to sign before departure.

Below you can find October 2017 Armenia Tour Packet.

For more information please contact:
Eliza Minasyan, Executive Director
Jinishian Memorial Program
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 617
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 502 569 52 91
E-mail: Eliza.Minasyan@pcusa.org