AUBG Stories

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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William Clark: "My job is to help students see what is worthwhile in science"

William Clark, professor in the AUBG Math and Science Department, first got acquainted with the university in 1997, long before he started his career at the institution. “My…
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Katerina Lovtchinova ‘11: “AUBG is Right in the Center of My Heart”

Katerina Lovtchinova, a successful AUBG graduate of class 2011 with double major in Political Science and International Relations and European Studies, has always had the…
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Daniel Penev '16: "ABF Scholarship is the key to a quality educational experience at AUBG"

Daniel Penev is now a second-semester student at the American University in Bulgaria. He was born in Kuystendil, Bulgaria, in 1993. Daniel has had an incredibly diverse and…
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Rositsa Gradeva: “I like the variety of views and opinions in my classroom”

Broad perspectives, open-mindedness, determination and a strong will these comprise the common mindset of Rositsa Gradevas students. In the classroom of the Associate Professor…
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Zhikica Pagovski ’11: “I believe that a single man may bring a positive change for the people”

Humans are naturally attracted toward big words. They spray them over stretched canvasses called motivational posters in a desperate effort to motivate themselves. They self-program…
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