Reports about the passage of studies at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria under the academic mobility program
I am Murtazina Tatyana, bachelor student of 4 year of the Karaganda Economic University by specialty “World Economy” . have studied under the program of academic mobility at Sofia University. St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria from October 1, 2019 to January 28, 2020. At the university I have studied the following disciplines: Business English, Money Banking and Financial, Contemporary trends in HR Management and Public Finance.
Sofia University. St. Kliment Ohridski is the oldest university in Bulgaria. It has the name of one of the founders of Slavic writing. It has the best material base from all universities in Bulgaria. The building, one of the architectural monuments of Sofia, occupies 36,000 square meters. It has 324 premises, in which there are 65 classrooms with 6,000 seats. On the territory of Sofia University there are: university library, publishing house, computer center, botanical garden, research sector, center for oriental languages and culture, center for information society technologies, center for research programs, career guidance center.
Having arrived at the university, all foreign students were gathered to receive further information regarding their studies. Besides us, there were also students from Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain. The entire learning process was in English. During in the classes there were discussions of topics, solving problems of cases and situational tasks, works in groups. Each subject was held once a week for a duration of 2-4 hours. The final grades were obtained on the basis of our projects, essays, tests and presentations.
The schedule was not busy, so we still had time to visit other places in Bulgaria, for example, Plovdiv, which is the cultural capital of Europe, Vitosha Mountain, Kopitoto. Also there was a trip to Romania organized for foreign students, where we visited the capital - Bucharest, Brasov, Count Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle.
Studying in Bulgaria is a huge experience for me and all knowledges that I got will be useful not only in a future career, but also in everyday life.
I would like to thank my university and our rector Aymagambetov Erkara Balkaraevich for such an opportunity to study at one of the best universities in Bulgaria, as well as the international department, which helped us with the collection of documents and overcoming difficulties.
I am Karaman Symbat, the 3rd-year student of the Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, majoring in Finance, was trained in the academic mobility program at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria in the period from October 1, 2019 to January 28, 2020. At the University, I studied such subjects as Business English, Entrepreneurship, Money, banking and financial markets, Marketing, and Modern trends in human resource management – HR management.
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. It is named after Archbishop Kliment of Ohridski, one of the founders of Slavic writing. It was founded in 1888. The modern building was built in 1924-1934. It has 16 faculties, 3 departments. The faculty where I studied is called the Stopan faculty.
The University included many students from different countries. All courses were conducted by experienced teachers in English. In the course of my studies, working together with other students, I was able to learn a lot of new and interesting things, including the culture of different countries, as well as tell about the culture and traditions of my country for other students. In addition to studying, I visited various beautiful places with my new friends.
The knowledge I have gained will be useful to me in my future career choice and in everyday life. And the experience of mobility has undoubtedly made me more independent and responsible.
I would like to express my gratitude to my University, the center for academic mobility, and our rector Aimagambetov Yerkara Balkarayevich for the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious universities in Bulgaria.
I , Turkeshev Yerassyl, 2nd year bachelor student of the Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, specialty «World Economy», have studied at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria under the program of academic mobility, for the period since October 1 2019 till January 28 2020. In university I have studied such subjects as:
• Business English
• Money, Banking and Financial markets
• Contemporary trends in HR management
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" is one of the largest and most respected universities in Sofia. At the moment, the university has 16 faculties, whose buildings are located throughout the city. The university also has its own computing and sports centers, as well as structures to support students' professional and cultural activities.
The studying was held in English. In addition to Bulgarian students, classes were attended by students from France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Japan and the USA. The educational process was interesting and informative. During the classes, professors used various methods, technologies and did everything possible to interestingly and fully convey the taught material to students. This also contributed to a high level of knowledge of the English language. Indeed, often students asked additional questions during the training. To which we have always been given competent and explanatory answers, in connection with which during the training there were no misunderstandings.
Final grades were set taking into account project and research works, mid-term and final exams, and the student’s attendance and overall performance during classes were also taken into account.
In our free time, in addition to classes, we visited various cultural events, architectural and historical monuments, thereby getting acquainted with the culture of Bulgaria. During the winter holidays, we also managed to visit Romania. We have visited and walked the streets of cities such as Bucharest, Brasov, Sinai, personally saw Bran Castle and Peles Castle.
The knowledge and experience gained during the education will be useful to me in the following years of studying, in my future career and everyday life. The time spent at the University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and in Sofia, in particular, positively influenced me and my personal qualities. I gained invaluable experience, gained knowledge, improved my communication skills, and also got acquainted with the culture and customs of this country.
In conclusion, I would like to express my deep gratitude to our university and to our rector Aymagambetov Yerkara Balkaraevich for the opportunity, as well as to the center for international programs and academic mobility for help and advice during the preparation for the trip.