The brand new facility of the Academy is situated in the center of Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. Downtown Sofia is also the location for the third semester, when students practice and learn in the Academy’s restaurant Talents on the famous “NDK” square.
Bulgaria is a member state of the EU since 2007. The country has a 7.4 million population and is bordered by Turkey, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, and the Black Sea. Sofia is by far the largest city in Bulgaria with a population of around 2 million people. Being one of the oldest cities in Europe, this is the only capital on the continent that is currently home to archeological sites of over 8.000 years.
What to do and see in the city and the close surroundings?
Sofia is a real student city with 25 local and international universities hosting students from all over the world. Numerous shopping malls with cinemas, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets can be found in every district. With the expansion of the city, the metro network grows as well and now connects all the key locations. Both our Sofia locations can be very well reached by public transportation.
Downtown and the Student’s city are the place-to-be for nightlife. Almost every week Sofia is home of international concerts, sport shows and other events you can expect at a vibrant metropolitan city.
The city is close to various tourist sites making it a good place for students to match their studies with sightseeing and discovery of new places, people and culture. The ski slopes are literally minutes away on Vitosha Mountain, also providing great opportunities for hiking and bike rides. Besides the beautiful nature, there are several ancient churches, monasteries and museums that make the surrounding area the perfect place for weekend breaks.
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A bit further from Sofia
Sofia offers great options for transportation to other cities and points of interest around the country. Just a few hours away, the sea, mountains, river and mineral water springs offer endless opportunities for activities – biking, hiking, rafting, sailing, golf and many more.
Cost of living in Sofia:
- An approximate total costs of €325
- [Accomodation - €150 / Transportation - €25 / Pocket money - €150]
*Numbers are approximate. Accommodation varies on personal wishes