The Department of English Programs is proud to announce that MA TEFL student Ryan McGohon was selected as the 2012 Balian Award recipient.  Ryan initially came to Armenia from the USA as a Peace Corps volunteer and dedicated two years of his life to teaching English and various other community projects in Shamshadin.  While there, Ryan also managed to obtain donations and supplies from the US for the local hospital as well as other regional medical centers throughout Tavush Marz.  Ryan is a prime example of what it means to be an American University of Armenia (AUA) student.  With all the qualities he demonstrates, he is poised for great professional and personal success.  Congratulations Ryan!!

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, nonsectarian, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia.  Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California.  Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality education in seven different major fields, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

The American University of Armenia is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.