Press Release


AUGUST  2020  

     ARMENIAN version here

     ITALIAN version here

     FRENCH version here

     GERMAN version here


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Due to corona virus epidemy we ask you not to make any payment or bank transfer until the 15th of April. We are following developments day per day. We hope very much to have by that day a better understanding of the situation. We shall inform you in due times.
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The 35th edition of the Summer Course of Armenian Language and Culture organized by the Association “Padus-Araxes” will take place from August 3rd to 19th. Examinations on August 19th.

ARRIVALS: August 2nd (check-in). DEPARTURES: August 20th (check-out)

To apply, please fill in the application form that you find on our website: Applications must be submitted PERSONALLY and IN WRITTEN FORM.

Application deadline: June 15th.

Age limit: 18 years old (exceptions should be submitted to the Director of the Course).

Lesson Schedule: 65 hours spanned from Monday to Saturday in the morning. ATTENDANCE of lessons IS COMPULSORY.

Free extra activities (not compulsory): city tour, lectures, film screenings, Armenian dance lessons and masterclass in duduk.

TUITION FEE: 850 € (including 65 hours of lessons spanned on 13 days; didactical material – except for the lessons of duduk – and tutorship; examination certificate).

After acceptance, the applicant is required to send within 15 days 600 € as enrolment fee UP TO MARCH 15th. The fee will be € 990 up to June 15th. Money once paid WILL NOT BE REFUNDED for any reason. The remnant of the FEES FOR THE COURSE must be paid by BANK TRANSFER or in CASH ON THE ARRIVAL DAY as BASIC CONDITION FOR ATTENDANCE OF THE COURSE and for ACCESS TO THE LODGINGS. Please, contact the Secretary ( in order to get the Association’s bank details for transfer. ALL bank charges are up to the applicant.

LODGING FEE (from August 2nd to August 20th, 18 nights):

  • 990€ per person in mini-apartment for 2 people (services included: private bathroom, kitchenette, AC, WI-FI connection, bed linen and towels, hairdryer, city tax)
  • 1090€ for single room (services included: private bathroom, AC, WI-FI connection, bed linen and towels, hairdryer, city tax)

The city tax is applied by law to all guests since 2011.

The association will provide accommodation for 18 nights, from August 2-20. Any overnight stays outside of these dates will be the responsibility of the student to arrange. If lodging is not needed, please let us know it as soon as possible.

 Not Included:

  • Meals. Please notice that all the mini-apartments have a private kitchenette available.
  • boat monthly ticket

For further INFORMATION, send an e-mail to and in cc to For urgent information you can call on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10.30am to 1.00pm (ITALIAN TIME) at the mobile phone +39.3791330687. BE SURE to take into consideration the time difference to your own country. In case we cannot reply, send a text or a WhatsApp message with your NAME and a PHONE NUMBER possibly reachable by WhatsApp. You will be called back.


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