The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) offers liberal arts education taught entirely in English. AUBG is a multicultural institution and provides an unrivaled cultural experience. 40% percent of the student body is non-Bulgarian and comes from over 35 countries!

Founded in 1991, following the fall of communist governments across Eastern Europe, the American University in Bulgaria was established in order to educate future leaders committed to serving the needs of the region by promoting the values of an open democratic society. Now, 30 years later, the university has become one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the region with a cozy residential campus, the award-winning student center America for Bulgaria, and one of the largest English-language libraries on the Balkans.

AUBG’s hometown, Blagoevgrad, is undoubtedly a university town — 20,000 of its 80,000 residents are students! Blagoevgrad is a vibrant cultural center boasting of a restored old quarter, quaint shopping plazas and dynamic clubs and cafes. It is famous for its architecture and welcoming atmosphere, and the surrounding region abounds with natural beauty and tourist attractions such as the Rila Monastery, the Bankso ski resort, the spa town of Sandanski and the Seven Lakes of the Rila Mountain. Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, is only an hour away! Sofia offers access to cities all over Europe, Istanbul and Greece via plane, train or bus.

At AUBG, students pursue their interests by participating in one or more of our 40+ student clubs. Clubs include a student musical that tours around Bulgaria, a Model European Union, a student radio on campus, our very own Olympics, an international business conference, a programming hackathon, and much more! There’s something for everyone’s taste at AUBG! 

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    AUBG’s hometown Blagoevgrad is undoubtedly a university town —  20,000 of its 80,000 residents are students! It is also a vibrant cultural center boasting a restored old quarter and quaint shopping plazas, along with dynamic clubs and cafes.. Blagoevgrad is famous for its architecture and welcoming atmosphere, and the surrounding region abounds with natural beauty and tourist attractions such as the Rila Monastery, the ski resort of Bansko, the spa town of Sandanski and the Seven Lakes of Rila Mountain. Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia, only an hour away, offers access to cities all over Europe, and Istanbul and Greece can be easily reached by train or bus.

    At AUBG, students pursue their interests at over 40 student clubs. From a student musical that tours all major Bulgarian cities, to a Model European Union, a hiking club, a student radio on campus, our very own Olympics, a business conference that gathers leaders from near and far on campus, a programming hackathon, and much more, there’s something for everyone’s taste at AUBG!

ISEP Student Services Officer Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | jbechtel@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

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American University in Bulgaria

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

International Office
(17)

Connect

https://www.facebook.com/AUBGcurious

https://twitter.com/AUBGedu

https://www.instagram.com/aubg_site/

Terms

Spring Semester (January - May)

Academic Year (January - December)

Fall Semester (August - December)

Academic Year (August - May)

Summer (June - August)

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ISEP Student Services Officer Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | jbechtel@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.