Testimonial by Rhett Perry

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

16 weeks 2022 Persian Language Semester Program and Internship

ASPIRANTUM’s Fall Semester Persian Language Program has been an important step in my language learning process as well a developmental opportunity through experiential exposure to Armenian culture. 

Not only did Aspirantum provide its students with a well-rounded Persian language and culture curriculum, but the program also brought in subject matter experts to broaden our learning experiences over the course of several evening lectures on various political/cultural topics. 

As an international school, Aspirantum also put me into contact with fellow students from around the world. Over the course of our course of study, we have built lasting relationships that we will carry forward after leaving Armenia. Together, we challenged each other’s learning abilities and used our unique backgrounds to engender meaningful in-class debate within our target language. Through these discussion-based exercises, weekly presentations, and exposure to a variety of Persian media, my classmates and I greatly improved our reading, listening, and speaking abilities. 

I attribute a great deal of our growth to the highly qualified teachers employed by Aspirantum, who leverages their vast knowledge of etymology and culture to ensure we each got the most from every class. It is also important to note that while Armenia is not an immersive experience for Persian learners, the nation’s proximity and cordial relationship with Iran creates an environment wherein I could almost always hear Persian being spoken on the streets of Yerevan, in marketplaces, and even during our bi-weekly class excursions.

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.

Check Upcoming Courses

Other Testimonials.

Gabriel Ross

Student, University of Oxford, UK

“What makes the 16-week semester course at ASPIRANTUM Language School so great is the sheer depth and range of subjects that you have the opportunity to learn about during your time in Yerevan. Every day is a slightly different topic about Persia or Iran.”

Read Testimonial

Kalli Patrick

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

“Since completing the program, my Persian speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills have increased exponentially. I can talk about a range of topics such as international relations and well as classical poetry and religion.”

Read Testimonial

Mary Arnold

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

“While living in Armenia, I have been able to intensely study Persian for over 4 hours every day and communicate with my peers and professors through this language. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and were eager to help me in any way possible.”

Read Testimonial