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--American University in Bulgaria (in Blagoevgad)(abbr. AUBG): is a private, selective, residential liberal arts college located in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Established in 1991, it has 1072 students from 26 countries in Eastern Europe and beyond (as of 2007). The language of instruction at AUBG is English. The university has three sources of funding: its endowment (which came largely from gifts from the United States Agency for International Development and the Soros Foundation), gifts, and tuition. The mission of the university is "to educate future leaders committed to serving the values of an open, democratic society.

Baccalaureate degrees conferred by AUBG are accredited in both Bulgaria and the United States. AUBG has its school accreditation in the United States from New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The university employs 74 faculty members, about half of which are expatriate Americans, with most of the rest coming from Bulgaria. Approximately seventy percent of the students come from Bulgaria, with the rest coming from neighboring countries....etc..From Wikipedia...

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* Blagoevgrad info! The region around Blagoevgrad has abundant natural resources. The Blagoevgrad area is part of the region, known as "Pirin" which is characterized by its unique geographic location, physical beauty of the surrounding mountains, and rich flora and fauna. Three majestic mountain ranges grace the plain -- the Rila, Pirin and Rhodopes. Picturesque lakes and roaring rivers provide the region with pure, fresh spring water. The names of the local rivers Bistritsa, Glazene, Struma and Mesta echo in the songs and the folklore of the region. The Blagoevgrad municipality has an ample supply of pure mineral water, river systems and lush mountain forests. The landscape is varied and beautiful. The physical characteristics combine to make Blagoevgrad the largest and most important town in southwestern Bulgaria. It is an important cultural, administrative, and industrial center for the entire southwestern part of the country.

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