American University in Bulgaria
American University in Bulgaria

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.


Requirements

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Subject Areas

Best Suited

 

Other Areas

Anthropology Business Administration
Computer Science Economics
English European Politics
Fine Arts History
Information Systems Journalism and Mass
Communication
Mathematics Political Science and 
International Relations
Psychology Entrepreneurship
Film and Theater Studies Finance
Fine Arts History and Civilization
Information Systems Integrated Marketing

Communications

Literature Modern Languages and

Cultures

Southeast
European Studies
Physics
Philosophy and Religion Political Science and

International Relations

Public Policy Self-designed major

Course Load

4-5 courses



Academic Calendar

AUBG follows the US academic calendar. See the detailed AUBG Academic Calendar.

Fall 2021:

  • Orientation begins:  August 23
  • Classes begin:  August 30
  • Fall Break:  November 1 – November 8
  • Classes end:  December 10
  • Final Exams:  December 13-17

Spring 2022:

  • Orientation begins:  January 12
  • Classes begin:  January 17
  • Spring Break:  March 14-21
  • Classes end:  May 6
  • Final Exams:  May 9-13

Full-Time Enrollment

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.

Academics

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.

AUBG uses the same credit and grading scale as UMaine.

Transfer Credits:

3 AUBG credits = 3 UMaine credits


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. Read more at Residence Life.

Budget

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.


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