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Educational Summer Camp

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Important Dates

Registration Deadline
03.06.2024
Arrival Date
07.07.2024
Departure Date
13.07.2024

AUBG's Educational Summer Camp: Leadership and Civic Engagement for high school students is designed for students 15-17 years of age who want to spend part of their summer vacation learning, having fun, and making new friends from Bulgaria and abroad.

Courses

Courses

All classes are taught in English. Students will be involved in projects, discussions, debates, and the exchange of ideas in a relaxed and informal atmosphere on AUBG's modern campus.

  • Ever dream of starting a business that does good? This program shows you how! Learn the basics of building a business that solves social problems while it is still profitable. Work with friends on team projects, pitch your ideas, and become a social entrepreneur!

  • Is tech your thing? Dive deep into the latest technologies like VR and AI, and explore how they can be used to make a positive impact. This hands-on course will have you building your own tech projects and thinking critically about the ethical side of technology.

  • You will learn the principles of democracy, civic responsibility, and leadership. You explore the values of peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG 16); and learn about your roles as young people, in fostering inclusive societies and reducing inequalities (SDG 10); Through interactive sessions, you will gain a deeper understanding of democratic principles and how to show leadership and advocate for what you believe in.

  • This course lets you explore the power of art – like writing, theater, music, and film – to express yourself, connect with others, and even change the world! Work with friends on creative projects and showcase your talents at the end of the camp.

  • This course equips you to be a champion for sustainability! Learn about environmental problems, how to live a greener life, and how to build projects that make a difference. Become an eco-warrior and help create a brighter future for all!

Activities

Activities

Afternoon classes in areas such as arts and crafts, cooking and well being, photography, and more will be offered to the students. The evenings will be busy with group games, presentation programs, disco and film nights.

  • Students dance national dances, sing songs from their home countries, present scenes from their culture and traditions. In previous years students and their teachers used to bring national costumes. Participation is by countries.

  • This is the evening where every student may show his/her talent to sing, play an instrument, dance, or recite poetry. Participation is individual.

  • Different sports will be offered on a daily basis. Students will sign up in the morning for a selected sport or other afternoon activity for the same day.

    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
  • More information will follow shortly

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation & Meals

Students and camp counselors will have rooms and meals provided on campus. The campus has day and night security service. Camp counselors will stay in the dormitories to take care of students’ safety, well being, and discipline.

  • Students and counselors will be assigned rooms in the Skaptopara II Residence Hall on AUBG's Blagoevgrad Campus.

    Notes:

    • Students will stay 2 per room according to a rooming list
    • Students will be mixed by nationalities in the rooms. If you want to stay with a specific student in one room, please let the Camp Director know this in advance, preferably during the registration procedure.
    • Rooms have private bathrooms and refrigerators.
    • No change of rooms will be allowed after students’ arrival at the camp.
  • Students will have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the America for Bulgaria Student Center restaurant. Soups, cooked meals with meat (or vegetarian) as well as fresh salads and fruits will be served to the students on a daily basis.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Our main priority is to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all participants, and a pleasant, risk-free experience for all our campers.

Eligibility

Eligibility

The camp is open to high school students between the ages of 15 and 17.

  • Students must:

    • Have at least an intermediate level of English (English Basic User A1 or A2, English Independent User B1 or B2, Proficient English User C1 or C2)
    • Write a short motivation letter on Why I Want to Join the Educational Summer Camp: Leadership and Civic Engagement
    • Be interested in non-formal education
    • Want to make new friends from other European and Asian countries
    • Want to improve their English language conversational skills
    • Be able to follow instructions and abide by camp policies
Registration & Fees

Registration & Fees

  • Steps:

    • Complete the online registration form
    • Write a short motivation letter on Why I Want to Join the Educational Summer Camp: Leadership and Civic Engagement
    • Attach proof of the participant's English proficiency via a certificate or a reference from a teacher
  • The camp fee for 2024 is 850 euros.

    All payments must include the program (Summer Camp) and the name of the participant.

    Fee includes:

    • A variety of academic morning classes
    • Sports and recreation activities
    • Teaching materials
    • Access to AUBG computer laboratories
    • Housing and 3 meals per day
    • Field trip
    • Entrance fees to cultural and sports facilities
    • Siblings discount: 50 Euro
Payment

Bank Accounts

You can pay using the following bank information

  • BGN Bank name: United Bulgarian Bank, Branch Blagoevgrad Bank address: T. Aleksandrov str. 47, 2700 Blagoevgrad Account Name: American University in Bulgaria Account Number: BG35UBBS81551087003716 BIC /SWIFT/N: UBBSBGSF

  • EUR Bank name: United Bulgarian Bank, Branch Blagoevgrad Bank address: T. Aleksandrov str. 47, 2700 Blagoevgrad Account Name: American University in Bulgaria Account Number: BG83UBBS81551487003789 BIC /SWIFT/N: UBBSBGSF

  • USD Bank name: United Bulgarian Bank, Branch Blagoevgrad Bank address: T. Aleksandrov str. 47, 2700 Blagoevgrad Account Name: American University in Bulgaria Account Number: BG49 RZBB 9155 1187 0037 10 BIC /SWIFT/N: UBBSBGSF

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