London – and Prague – Calling!

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The Scholarship Program at ISP provides transformational opportunities for deserving local students for whom an ISP education would otherwise be out of financial reach. All our scholars continue their education and go to university on another scholarship and go on to lead healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives, contributing responsibly to our changing world!

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Vahe at the London School of Economics

A Czech national of Armenian heritage, ISP Scholarship Recipient Vahe Asatryan (Class of 2016) is currently back in Prague working as a Data Analyst at the translation, and language services company, TransPerfect. Vahe recently returned from London, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Economy at King’s College London, and master’s degree in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Vahe was an active member of both universities’ respective Czech-Slovak and European societies, was Co-Founder and President of the KCL Armenian Society as well as Postgraduate Officer of the LSE Grimshaw International Relations Club. He has interned at the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of Armenia in Prague, and the European headquarters of the AGBU in Brussels.

Vahe at the European Commission in Brussels

Where in the world are you and what are you doing now?
I have completed my Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and have moved from London to Prague to be with family during the current pandemic. I have also simultaneously begun work as a Data Analyst and Language Researcher at an American-international organisation specialising in translation and language services for private and public sector clients.

Vahe’s Senior ISP Yearbook mugshot

What do you intend to do in the future?
Once travel restrictions ease and the current situation improves, I would like to pursue a career in international organisations, global research institutes, think tanks, and/or government and diplomacy.

How has being the recipient of an ISP Scholarship affected your life?
I can humbly say that being a recipient of the ISP Scholarship has had a transformational effect on my life. I believe an invigorating environment surrounded by incredible family and friends, kind and supportive teachers, as well as ample opportunities for growth and development defined my years at ISP.

Not only did the scholarship provide me with a springboard for personal success and open the door for bright opportunities in the future but also allowed me to study at a school that equipped me with key skills for the 21st century. Studying at ISP through its scholarship programme also provided me with an enriched understanding of the world based on universal values, critical thinking and international-mindedness, for which I am forever grateful.

Vahe in London