05–06
November
2017
BULGARIA, Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia (TBC)
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The Bulgarian capital has seven thousand-years of history, being one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. It is lively and vibrant, but pleasantly surprising its visitors with the cozy atmosphere, unexpected for a megalopolis. Sofia is surrounded by three mountains, giving it a beautiful, proximate and easily accessible nature park which very few capital world cities can boast. Since ancient times the city and its surroundings have been famous for the abundance of hot and cold mineral springs which still continue to gush downtown, right next to yellow cobblestone boulevards, ancient Roman remains, charming boutiques, modern cafes, bars and restaurants and marvelous architecture inspired by the Vienna secession movement.

Why

  • Stable economy
  • Bulgaria had around 2% GDP growth in 2015 together with increasing economy investments.

  • Languages proficiency
  • It is common for students to obtain secondary education at language schools, which makes them well prepared to study abroad for further education.

  • Growing expectations for international mobility
  • According to a poll from the National Centre for the Study of Public Opinion from 2012, 63% of students said they planned to leave the country for foreign study or work. Half of Bulgaria’s prospective higher education students apply for courses abroad and one third of the parents are prepared to see their children leave.

  • Number of outbound students increasing
  • The Head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad claims 30,000 Bulgarians are currently studying abroad and the number is projected to further increase.

Agenda
05
November
2017
Sunday
16:30
-
18:00
Focus seminar on the Bulgarian educational system and scholarship opportunities 
18:00
-
19:30
Presentations
19:30
-
21:00
Welcome reception and dinner
12:00
-
15:00
Arrivals, check-in at the hotel
15:30
-
16:30
Registration and refreshments
06
November
2017
Monday
07:00
-
09:00
Breakfast
09:00
-
11:00
One to One meetings
11:00
-
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
-
13:00
One to One meetings
13:00
-
14:30
Lunch buffet
14:30
-
16:00
One to One meetings
16:00
-
16:30
Coffee break
16:30
-
18:00
One to One meetings
18:00
-
18:30
Closing session
20:00
-
21:00
Networking Dinner
07
November
2017
Tuesday
07:00
-
09:00
Breakfast
09:00
-
12:00
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