Program Details

The American University in Bulgaria offers an American-style liberal arts education with English as the language of instruction to students from countries in the region and beyond. AUBG offers ten major and fourteen minor programs. The major programs off
Location:
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
AUBG is a private American-style liberal arts university located in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. The University has assumed a unique and critical educational role in the dynamic region of Southeastern Europe through its emphasis on preparing students for leadership, community involvement, careers, and advanced study. The liberal arts education encourages students to develop critical thinking and creative problem solving. AUBG is accredited both in the US and in Bulgaria, and academic credits are fully transferable in Europe and in the United States.

The American University in Bulgaria offers an American-style liberal arts education with English as the language of instruction to students from countries in the region and beyond. AUBG offers ten major and fourteen minor programs. The major programs offered at AUBG are: American Studies Business Administration Computer Science Economics European Politics History and Civilizations Information Systems Journalism and Mass Communication Mathematics Political Science and International Relations

AUBG students are energetic, enthusiastic, and highly intelligent. The multicultural student body includes 40 nationalities. Diversity is honored, inclusiveness is nurtured, and academic excellence is always the intellectual goal. Courses are taught by a high-quality, international faculty experienced in teaching in a multicultural, learner-centered environment. The interactive teaching found at AUBG fosters the development of intellectual reflection, effective communication, personal initiative, individual self-expression, and civic responsibility.
Setting Description:
The AUBG experience is characterized by close student-faculty interaction, classes in English, a diverse student body, and in Blagoevgrad a residential experience in U.S.-style dormitories. In September 1991, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) opened its doors with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members. The first American-style, undergraduate liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, AUBG is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine. Today, the University has grown to 1,100 students and 80 faculty members.
Cost:
Tuition for 2014-2015 is $10,800. Tuition is set annually and students may anticipate some increase over the four years of study. For those students receiving financial aid, AUBG practice has been to increase financial aid awards proportionally to the increase in tuition. All full-time students are expected to live in an AUBG residence hall unless they receive a waiver of this requirement. In addition, all students are charged a Student Activity fee to cover co-curricular activities, clubs, spec

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