Situated along the route of the Great Silk Road, is a landlocked country located in the southern Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It is the smallest of the former Soviet republics, bounded by Georgia on the north, Iran on the south, Azerbaijan on the east, and Turkey on the west. Armenia was a regional empire with a rich culture in the years leading up to the 1st Century CE, at one period controlling all the land between the Black and Caspian Seas. In 301, Armenia was the first state to formally adopt Christianity as its official state religion, twelve years before Rome. It also changed between various dynasties. But after Parthian (Iranian), Roman, Arab, Mongol and Persian occupation, Armenia had been substantially weakened. In 1454, the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia divided Armenia among themselves. Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the Ancient era and Middle Ages can be found throughout the country. Tourism in Armenia is rooted in the country's historical landmarks and natural attractions such as the water resorts of Lake Sevan, the hot springs of Arzni and Jermuk, the forests of Aghveran, Tsaghkadzor, Dilijan, Bjurakan and Gugark, and the mountainous natural caves and cliffs of the Southeast region. The 5165 meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region.
Students spend an average of the equivalent of 100 US Dollars every month. Which is enough to lead a basic life in Armenia. It covers all the costs of grocery and daily pocket expenses.
The MBBS course has a duration of 6 years. The course is divided into 2 parts. The first 3 years involve preclinical sciences. In the 4th to the 6th year students learn clinical sciences.
All courses meant for International students in Armenian medical universities are conducted in the English language.