Student life in Bulgaria
How is life for students in Bulgaria?
Living in Bulgaria presents an interesting and adventurous experience for people who want to broaden their horizons and complete their higher education with success. If you are full of ideas for your future and can’t wait to fulfill your dreams, in 2015, Forbes ranked Bulgaria as one of the top 10 countries in the world to launch your startup. Also, each university in the country offers variety of specialties, every city offers plenty of free time activities.
Need evidence? Let’s say you choose Sofia to be your home. If you are more of an art person, there are plenty of galleries and museums in Sofia. For instance, “Square 500” is Bulgaria’s new national gallery which was officially opened on May 28 and has a collection of 42,000 art works. Also, Georgi Rakovski street is nicknamed Sofia’s Broadway because of the many theatres located along the street. Or you might prefer spending time outside? No worries, because Vitosha mountain is just one-hour bus ride away from the centre of the capital. There, you can enjoy hiking, skiing or even watching the sunrises and sunsets from several mountain hostels. Also, there are several parks in the city. For instance, the park Borisova gradina (Borisova garden in English) has a small lake where you can enjoy a boat ride in summer or ice skating in winter.
Or you might prefer the second biggest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv? Famous for its romantic name, pLOVEdiv offers some of the best scenic views in the country because of the seven hills it is situated on. People interested in arts and architecture will never get enough of city and especially of its old town and the museums in Plovdiv. Also, the Kapana creative district offers plenty of bars and studios. Once you visit the city, you simply fall in love with it. After all, Plovdiv was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture 2019! Watch our live discussion with students from Plovdiv Medical University in order to find out how the average day of a student in Plovdiv looks like!
Other cities which will never fail to amaze you include Varna and Burgas, located at the sea side where plenty of music festivals take place and every sunrise is magical. Also, Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital of Bulgaria is famous for the fortress, the hills and the river which form one of the best scenic views in the country. Whatever the city you choose to live in, you will never regret your decision.