The summer program at the Ujniversity of Veliko Turnovo is an International Seminar. It celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2007. It is designed to bring together people interested in Bulgarian Culture and Civilization, and in Balkan Studies in general. While no previous knowledge of Bulgarian language is required, most participants have experience and/or expertise in the field of Slavic/Balkan studies.
During the seminar participants will enroll in Bulgarian language classes (from true beginners to advanced,) attend a series of lectures on Bulgarian history, culture and society, and participate in a specialized seminar on one of the following.
Bulgarian folklore and ethnography, Bulgarian history in a Balkan and European context, current socio-historical issues, Old-Bulgarian language and the history of the Bulgarian language, Bulgarian literature, or Contemporary Bulgarian language
In addition to this, qualified faculty members from the university are available during the entire seminar for private or group conferences on issues related to Bulgarian language and other Slavic and or Balkan languages; Bulgarian history; Bulgarian literature.
The seminar offers classes in Bulgarian folk dance, and a very rich cultural program including visit to historical/artistic sites, museums, and meetings with visual artists, writers, musicians, poets, and other. Participants attend concerts, exhibits, and variety shows depending on the summer offerings.
The program includes excursions in and around Veliko Turnovo.
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