July 25 – August 14, 2010
American University in Bulgaria
The American University in Bulgaria invites high school and college students 15-20 years of age to a non-credit Summer Program on Bulgarian Language, Culture, and History (BLCH) in the town of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
The program includes Bulgarian language instruction at three levels, Bulgarian literature and history classes, workshops on culture and traditions, and teacher accompanied field trips to sites of historical and cultural interest. Sports, crafts, folklore dances, movie nights, cooking, and other activities make the program intensive and entertaining. The field trips will take the students to exciting destinations such as Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria; the Rila Monastery, included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites; Kazanlak, situated in the Valley of Roses and the Thracian kings; Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
The BLCH Summer Program is designed in such a way that students who do not speak Bulgarian and/or have never been to the country can easily learn some basics of the language and get a first-hand experience of Bulgarian language, culture, traditions, and nature. Students who speak Bulgarian at an intermediate or higher level will improve their writing, reading, and conversational skills while gaining additional knowledge or filling some gaps in their knowledge of Bulgarian history and culture.
The Program Fee is 720 EURO, and covers:
- Tuition and teaching materials
- Accommodation for 16 nights in the AUBG Residence Halls with Internet access
- Accommodation in hotels in Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, and Sofia
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 16 days in Blagoevgrad
- Breakfast and dinner for the last 3 days of the field trip
- Participation in selected cultural and sports activities
- Participation in all field trips
- Entrance fees to sports facilities and visited sites
Registration deadline: June 25, 2010
Additional information and Registration Forms are available at: www.aubg.bg/BLCH
Contact person : Mrs. Nadejda Afendova, Program Coordinator
Tel: +359-73- 888 212; Fax: +359-73- 888 161; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org