Once selected, you will participate in a rigorous training and development program. We tailor a cultural and context-specific program just for you to help prepare you as a professional educator. The first step in this training program is called Summer Institute, which is held for each cohort during the summer prior to the start of their first academic year in placement schools.

Summer Institute is an intensive 6-week, pre-Fellowship, mandatory training program for incoming Teach For Armenia Fellows. This fast-paced, immersive, high-level learning program serves Armenian children from rural communities free of charge.

The objective of the Institute is twofold: First and foremost, it is designed to effectively train you for your two-year teaching commitment; second, it helps students from rural communities overcome knowledge gaps from the prior academic year.