New York

New York is home to the AGBU’s flagship Global Leadership Program. The “city that never sleeps” has an unending list of opportunities for personal and professional discovery. Navigating the city to explore world-class art museums, the renowned food scene and the buzzing nightlife is only half the fun. After mastering the hectic commute of the packed subways, participants are one step closer to having a true New York experience.

With a robust AGBU Young Professionals (YP) presence and the support of the AGBU Headquarters, participants benefit from a formal mentorship program where they are matched with local YPs for the duration of their stay. In addition, they participate in a panel of possibilities program that brings in partitioners from various fields to talk about their careers and answer questions about career paths. This has become an invaluable step in personal network building and a true bridge between generations of Armenian professionals in the city and around the world.


Broadway shows, New York Mets baseball games, picnics in Central Park and more. Six weeks in New York City gives access to the city’s most unique cultural activities. The cohort regularly uncovers the hidden gems of this ever-changing city.

Participants also regularly engage in service and outreach through AGBU GLP. Past activities include working with local PBS children’s events and visits to the Armenian old age home. The opportunities to connect to local communities through service are often the most memorable experiences participants take home.

Due to covid, some activities may be substituted or modified to fit current guidelines and restrictions.


Participants reside in apartment-style dorms at New York University in the heart of the Village in New York City. The New York University West 13th Street Building is walking distance from the famous Washington Square Park, and a number of renowned restaurants and bustling businesses.

Accommodation features include shared suites (2 people per room), a communal kitchen & sitting area, semi-private bathrooms, laundry in building (extra cost), Wi-Fi and 24/7 building security.

For more information, visit: NYU

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