Living in Armenia
Jun 13, 2019
Education in Armenia
Although Armenia has a free public school system that the children of expatriates will be able to attend without charge, many expatriates and foreigners living in Armenia instead send their children to an international school, or to school in their home country. This is due to the language of instruction in Armenia is Armenian, whilst English is only taught as a second language. In addition, the quality of schooling outside of the capital city and other urban areas can vary.
The main international schools in Armenia are the QSI International School and Dilijan International School, both of which are based in Yerevan, the capital city. Armenia also has a public university system, but again courses are taught in Armenian; the main public universities are Yerevan State University and the Yerevan Architecture and Civil Engineering Institute. There is also the American University of Armenia, a private university that teaches in English.