AUBG Stories

Boriana Treadwell ’95: “Students at AUBG are an Active Part of the Learning Process”

The American University in Bulgaria as we know it today didnt emerge overnight. Boriana Milanova Treadwell, an AUBG graduate of the very first class in the history of the…
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Sieun Lim '16: From the Far East to Eastern Europe

The first time I met Sieun Lim, I envisioned an enthusiastic, curiously different and culturally exotic personage who has come a long way from the Far East to AUBG bringing…
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Artan Ajazaj '04: AUBG Gives You Well-Rounded Experience and Good Set of Skills

For 2004 graduate Artan Ajazaj, from Kosovo, AUBGs economics program became a molding experience that led him to a successful international career. Artan currently serves…
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Professor Nicholas Spina: “Higher education is a critical component of any healthy democratic society”

He has come a long way from studying in his native country to teaching at AUBG in Blagoevgrad. He was born in Delaware but his family later moved to Michigan, where he earned…
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Laura Sitea ’00: “AUBG Excels in Nurturing Confidence, and Adaptability in Ambitious Youths”

Since 1991 the American University in Bulgaria has earned itself a reputation as a truly international institution of higher education that equips young and talented people…
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Yana Mommadova '14: AUBG gave me the chance to be proactive

Most of the students know her as a Resident Assistant in Skaptopara two. Sitting at the front desk, always with a smiling face Yana is ready to assist each of the dormitory…
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Professor Pierangelo Castagneto: “The environment at AUBG is absolutely amazing”

Pierangelo Castagneto, an Assistant Professor of history, came to Bulgaria and AUBG six years ago not knowing what to expect from the country and the institution. He was surprised…
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Emilia Zankina, Professor in Political Science: “The intellectual challenge is what I value the most in my work”

"Have you met Tyler Durden?" I suppose you have all watched the movie "Fight club" and are well aware of this famous line. I have a similar question for…
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Vladislav Strnad: “AUBG students take the best out of their college experience”

Almost a year has passed since the Czech exchange student Vladislav Strnad arrived at AUBG, but he still discovers new things about the vibrant town of Blagoevgrad and its…
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Mirela Cholakova ’16: “AUBG – Sugar and Spice and All that’s Nice”

Mirela Cholakova is currently a second-semester first-year student at the American University in Bulgaria. She comes from a small village near Plovdiv, the second largest…
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