Sossie Balkhian



  • BA in Translation - Damascus University
  • Syria MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - American University of Armenia, Armenia

I was always passionate about teaching. Hence, I started working as a private tutor for children teaching English and other subjects while still in high school. I received my BA degree in Translation from Damascus University. In 2012, I moved from Aleppo to Armenia. After pursuing my MA degree in TEFL, I worked as a preschool teacher in an international preschool in Yerevan. Later, I became the senior teacher in the same preschool. In August 2020, I joined the UWC Dilijan family as a primary school teacher. 
Besides formal teaching, I had coordinated various projects in non-profit organizations both in Syria and Armenia.

What is the most satisfying part of your job?
That I never stop learning, and I have the chance to make a positive contribution to the society, maybe?

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?
People who talk about the things that they love with passion in their eyes are a source of inspiration to me.

What is your life motto?

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
My people, sunshine, coffee.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
To walk or to spend time with family and friends.