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American University in Bulgaria - Exchange

Term To Study: Spring 2025
Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2024
Program Starts: Jan 15, 2025
Program Ends: May 09, 2025
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Major 15: Area / Ethnic Studies: European
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: CLICK HERE for AUBG website
Link 2: CLICK HERE for more information on the AUBG exchange program
Link 3: CLICK HERE for the estimated budget for studying one semester at AUBG.
Program Locations: Blagoevgrad
Contact Phone: 207-581-3437
Contact Name: Study Abroad Advisor
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What is Included: Housing
AUBG has brand new residential halls. Exchange students will live in double or single rooms in one of three residence halls. AUBG provides a smoke-free environment and are disability accessible. The residence halls include aerobic rooms, two weight rooms, music practice rooms, a multipurpose room, billiard and ping pong areas, several television lounges, outside decks, and cafes. Each building has a token-operated laundry facility in the basement for student use that contains washing and drying machines.
Program Description

The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a selective, residential, liberal arts university based upon the classic American model. The University offers nine majors and eleven minors, spanning the traditional core liberal arts programs as well as computer science and business. The current mission of the American University in Bulgaria is “to educate students of outstanding potential in a community of academic excellence, diversity, and respect and to prepare them for democratic and ethical leadership in serving the needs of the region and the world.”

Bulgaria’s membership in the European Union is an opportunity to celebrate its heritage and define its future. At the crossroads of East and West, Bulgaria has one of the richest cultural histories in Europe. Situated in Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria has close interactions with Western Europe as well as its many neighbors–bordered on the north by Romania, to the west by Serbia and Macedonia, to the south by Greece and Turkey, and to the east by the Black Sea, linking Bulgaria to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. You can witness first-hand a changing world.

The Rough Guide to Bulgaria calls Blagoevgrad “the coolest place in southwest Bulgaria.” Located in the heart of Europe, 20,000 of its 80,000 residents are students. The Rough Guide goes on to describe “the lovingly restored old quarter”, and notes that Blagoevgrad’s clubs and cafes are the ‘most stylish’ in all of Bulgaria. The region abounds in natural beauty and tourist attractions such as the Rila Monastery, the spa town of Sandanski, and the Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountain. World class ski resorts are nearby in the magnificent Pirin Mountains. Istanbul is easily accessible by car or bus, and Greece is a one-hour drive. Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, is an hour away. Its international airport is your link to exciting cities all over Europe.

The American University in Bulgaria offers an American-style liberal arts education with English as the language of instruction to students from countries of South Eastern Europe and beyond. Presently, AUBG offers ten major and eleven minor programs. Study abroad students usually take 4-5 courses at 3 credit hours each.

Quick Facts

Population: 7037935
Capital: Sofia
Per-capita GDP: $ 13800
Size: 110879 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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