Visit to the Botanical Garden

Posted On July 19, 2019 By In Persian (Tajiki) With 82 Views

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Highlights from the 2019 Summer Tajiki program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

June 22nd: Arrival in Dushanbe

NSLI‐Y students arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in the early morning of June 22. After some time to rest and an arrival orientation, the students were ready to explore the city. Together with their resident director and local coordinator, the group visited important landmarks in Dushanbe and learned how to navigate the city.

Participants and local coordinator pose in front of a statue of Ismoili Somoni in Dushanbe.

June 24th: First day of class

On Monday, all NSLI‐Y students had their first day of Tajik language class. They learned some key phrases for life in Tajikistan, including, “I’m full!” and “Bless you!”

NSLI‐Y participants and teachers enjoy a meal together.

June 25th: Visit to the Botanical Garden

After class, NSLI‐Y students had the opportunity to explore Dushanbe’s beautiful Botanical Garden, which is a popular place for young people, families, and couples to pass time among the trees and flowers. The students walked under the shade, hopped on some exercise equipment, and enjoyed some ice cream before heading back to their host families.

Visit to the Botanical Garden

June 26th: The National Museum

NSLI‐Y participants visited the National Museum, where they learned about the geography, history, and culture of Tajikistan. They used their developing language skills to ask the tour guide questions and took time to admire works by Tajik artists.

The National Museum

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