About the Program
Located in a country known to have one of the richest cultures in Europe, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the changing of the world on your study abroad to Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. You’ll be situated between in Southeastern and Western Europe with ample places to travel to and visit during your program whether in country or out.
With a dynamic environment of cafes, recreational facilities, and movie theaters, you’ll be able to grasp and maintain a life full of both education and adventure. At the American University in Bulgaria, you’ll choose from nine different majors and eleven minors, spanning traditional core liberal arts subjects as well as computer science and business programs.
Minimum GPA of 3.0
|Communications & Journalism||Economics|
|Computer Science||Public Policy|
|Self-designed major||European Politics|
|Fine Arts||Philosophy and Religion|
|Modern Languages and Cultures||Literature|
|Integrated Marketing Communications||Entrepreneurship|
|Film and Theater Studies||Finance|
|Fine Arts||History and Civilization|
AUBG follows the US academic calendar. See the detailed AUBG Academic Calendar.
- Orientation begins: August 23
- Classes begin: August 30
- Fall Break: November 1 – November 8
- Classes end: December 10
- Final Exams: December 13-17
- Orientation begins: January 12
- Classes begin: January 17
- Spring Break: March 14-21
- Classes end: May 6
- Final Exams: May 9-13
UMaine students must be registered for at least 12 credits each semester. Students are not encouraged to register for more than 15 credits each semester.
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. Education abroad students usually take 4-5 courses at 3 credit hours each.
- Majors and minors
- Academic Resources
- Academic Catalog – academic calendar and course descriptions
- Departments – for quick access to course descriptions, select the appropriate department (e.g. Business) from the left-side menu, then select Courses
- Schedule of courses for each semester
AUBG uses the same credit and grading scale as UMaine.
3 AUBG credits = 3 UMaine credits
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. Read more at Residence Life.
Estimated costs for a semester at the American University in Bulgaria. The visa application for Bulgaria for exchange students has no visa fee but students must travel to apply in person at the Bulgarian consulate in NYC.