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Photo: Cultural Storytelling Workshop in Armenia (2018)

Sarine Arslanian travelled to TUMO to lead a three-week workshop combining off-the-beaten path adventures around Armenia with interactive classroom learning.

 Sarine travelled to  TUMO  to lead a three-week workshop combining off-the-beaten path adventures around Armenia with interactive classroom learning.

Sarine travelled to TUMO to lead a three-week workshop combining off-the-beaten path adventures around Armenia with interactive classroom learning.

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 She helped students develop their own writing voice and photography skills, as well as turn travel memories into crafted works. Each article they wrote offers an insider’s perspective which inspires and encourages travel to and around the Armenian countryside. It shows the rich cultural and natural heritage of the country and shares the stories of its people.

She helped students develop their own writing voice and photography skills, as well as turn travel memories into crafted works. Each article they wrote offers an insider’s perspective which inspires and encourages travel to and around the Armenian countryside. It shows the rich cultural and natural heritage of the country and shares the stories of its people.

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 Students’ stories can be found on the travel blog  AVE[LOOK] .

Students’ stories can be found on the travel blog AVE[LOOK].

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 Why AVE[LOOK]?  Aveluk ( Ավելուկ : mountain sorrel ) is a plant native to Armenia, commonly found in Armenian cuisine, but so little spoken about, which reminds us of our villages and our  dadiks , our grandmothers.  In all we do, we aim to always look beyond the obvious. Students’ stories show what it feels like to be present in the places we explore, revealing the transformative power of travel through inspiring examples and anecdotes.

Why AVE[LOOK]?

Aveluk (Ավելուկ : mountain sorrel) is a plant native to Armenia, commonly found in Armenian cuisine, but so little spoken about, which reminds us of our villages and our dadiks, our grandmothers.

In all we do, we aim to always look beyond the obvious. Students’ stories show what it feels like to be present in the places we explore, revealing the transformative power of travel through inspiring examples and anecdotes.

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