Testimonial by Grace Martin

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

16 weeks 2022 Persian Language Semester Program and Internship

ASPIRANTUM’s Intermediate Persian Program not only helped me improve my Persian skills but gave me a new understanding and appreciation of the cultures of both Iran and Armenia. 

This program covers a wide range of topics, including history, politics, literature, and geography, which has allowed me to learn more about Iran and the region as a whole. The instructors are passionate, patient, and experts in their fields. You won’t find more qualified instructors anywhere else. Their vast knowledge of the language, its origins, and uses today is unmatched. With the focus on improvement, this program provides a low-stress yet challenging atmosphere that allows you to fully engage with the language and instructors that are available to you to ask questions and dive deeper into the language. These instructors will challenge and inspire you to improve your language skills more than you have ever thought possible.

This program also introduces you to the beauty and history of Armenia through excursions to historical sites, churches, and breathtaking views- some of which have Persian influence. These trips are frequent and were my favorite aspect of this program.

Additionally, you will meet people from all over the world coming back to their homeland of Armenia and find out what keeps bringing them back.

My experiences with ASPIRANTUM’s Intermediate Persian Program were enjoyable, educational, and honestly irreplaceable. I found a home away from home and was welcomed by the hospitable Yerevan community.

If you are considering a Persian language program or are serious about wanting to improve your Persian skills, this program is the best out there. I will forever be grateful to this program and my instructors for sharing their knowledge, culture, and country with me.

Interested? Check Upcoming Persian Language Courses!


Our Persian language courses are open to anyone with upper elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Persian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of our participants in mind. Students as well as researchers working in Iranian Studies and relevant fields will benefit the most from our courses.

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