Business Summer Camp

The camp

AUBG's Business Summer Camp will bring together high-school students who want to spend part of their summer vacation learning, having fun, and making new friends.

Business Course Overview

The Business course is one week long (five days a week, three hours per day) and taught in English. 

In this course, students will learn vital business skills such as idea generation, market research, real-world problem solving, raising capital, and much more. 

During the week, students will form their very own companies, develop a product or service, and create a business plan. In order to guide the students through this process, they will study actual business cases to highlight key aspects of how businesses operate. At the end of the week, students will present their business plans in an informative and creative way, similar to how they would actually pitch a business to potential investors. This course emphasizes learning-by-doing; therefore, all of the lectures and activities will be based on actual companies and their respective markets. Regardless of a student’s career aspirations, this course will teach them highly transferable skills that will aid them in whichever path they choose.

Afternoon classes, sports, movie nights, group games and competitions are an essential part of the camp program, making it both intensive and entertaining. Field trips and excursions take students to places of cultural and historical interest in Bulgaria.

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Dates

Start: End:
August 9, 2020 August 15, 2020

Registration

The camp's maximum capacity is 20 people and participants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis, after completing the entire registration process.

Please complete your registration by July 27, 2020. 

The camp is open to high school students who:

  • Have at least an intermediate level of English*
  • Currently reside in Bulgaria
  • Are interested in non-formal education  
  • Want to make new friends from Bulgaria  
  • Want to improve their English language conversational skills  
  • Are 14-18 years of age  
  • Can follow instructions and abide by camp policies

Students need to demonstrate their English proficiency by providing one of the following:

  • A certificate that shows English proficiency level (English Basic User A1 or A2; English Independent User B1  or B2; Proficient English User C1 or C2)  
  • A letter from a teacher. Please use this form.

*Students with little knowledge of English are not advised to register as they will not fully benefit from the program.


Fee

340 EUR

Fee information

The camp fee covers:

  • Communication and Leadership Skills morning classes 
  • Sports and recreation activities 
  • Teaching materials 
  • Computer lab access
  • Housing and three meals per day 
  • Field trips and excursions 
  • Entrance fees to cultural and sports facilities 

The camp fee does not cover:

  • Personal expenses 
  • Health insurance

The full camp fee should be wired in advance to the AUBG bank account:

Bank: Raiffeisenbank, branch Blagoevgrad
Address: Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad 2700, T. Aleksandrov str. 47
IBAN: BG 85 RZBB 9155 1487 0037 89
BIC: RZBBBGSF  -  EURO
Beneficiary name: American University in Bulgaria

Registration for the Business Summer Camp is complete only once you have sent the completed Registration Form and Camp Rules Agreement, and have paid the full camp fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelations before July 20 will result in a full refund. Cancellations after July 20 will result in an 80 EUR fee. No refunds are made once the program has begun.

Cancelations on behalf of AUBG (due to the pandemic situation etc.) will result in a full refund.

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Accommodation and meals

All students, teachers and counselors will be live at AUBG’s Skaptopara I Residence Hall and dine in the America for Bulgaria Student Center Restaurant.

Accommodation and meals overview

Accommodations

Students will stay two per room according to a rooming list, prepared by the Camp Director. 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. Laundry service may be available for additional payment.

No change of rooms will be allowed after students’ arrival at the camp.

Students should be in their assigned rooms at 10:30 p.m. and go to bed at 11:00 p.m. so that they are well rested to go to classes in the morning, and have enough energy for the sports and other camp activities. Smoking and alcohol are not allowed anywhere in the residence hall. 

Camp counselors will stay in the residence halls to take care of students’ safety, well being, and discipline. Additionally, the residence halls have 24/7 security service. 

Meals

We offer students breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soups, meat and vegetarian dishes, as well as fresh salads and fruits, will be served to the students on a daily basis.

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