It is our pleasure to inform you, that the 53 Summer Seminar of Bulgarian Language and Culture for Foreign Scholars and Students is scheduled to take place between July 16 and August 5, 2017 at the National Training Centre of Bulgarian Red Cross in Lozen (near Sofia). The Seminar is organized by the Faculty of Slavic Studies at the Sofia University with financial support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Seminar is aimed at professors, researchers, and students in the fields of Bulgarian and Slavic Studies, as well as translators and everyone interested in Bulgarian language, literature, history, and culture.
Participation in the Seminar (teaching, room and board, and cultural programme) is free of charge for the fellows of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (based on the cultural programmes with the respective country)  and of the Sofia University (based on the University's direct agreements with other foreign universities and institutions) .
The participation fee for those who wish to attend privately  is EUR 620 and for the accompanying persons who will not attend classes  – EUR 420. Travel expenses to Bulgaria and back are to be covered by the participants.
The mandatory daily classes include 3 hours of Bulgarian Language Practice and 2 hours of specialized seminars in Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Literature, Cultural Anthropology or Translation. There are afternoon classes in Bulgarian Folk Songs and Dances, which will be held three times a week for 2 hours for those who would like to attend.
The 55 Summer Seminar of Bulgarian Language and Culture (July 16 - August 5, 2017) will be held at the following address:
National Training Centre is a specialized facility for Bulgarian Red Cross to use it for professional educational purposes. It is located 30 minutes from Sofia and it is located in the beautiful forest area right at the beginning of Lozen Mountain. In the facility there is: hotel, conference centre with six room (all supplied with audio and video equipment for educational purpose), a restaurant with a summer terrace; There is a sport and entertainment that has: billiard table, fitness, spa, mini-football and basketball court, archery shooting facility, equipped paintball and strike ball fields.Internet connection is available.
Arrival: July 16 ;
Persons who would like to participate, please, fill out and mail back the attached Application Form by May 16, 2017. Registration is complete after a Letter of Confirmation is received by the participant at the address provided in the form by June 16, 2017