Bulgaria Cross-Cultural 2012

EMU’s cross-cultural program – now 30 years old – is one of the strongest in the country. Most EMU faculty have lived and worked internationally, and they bring that expertise to their duties as group leaders. English prof Andrew White and his Bulgarian wife, Daria Borislavova, led students to Bulgaria in summer 2012. Students stayed with host families and shared stories and experiences that proved to be life-changing.

  • Bansko rooftop
  • Bulgaria cross-cultural
  • Bulgarian Rose Festival
  • Rachel King at the Rose Festival
  • Girls at Rose Festival
  • Bulgarian Rose Festival
  • Alicia Cook at the Bulgarian Rose Festival
  • Students with the Rose Queen
  • Goats parading down the town center of Filipovo
  • Snowball fight in the "Bulgarian Alps"
  • Bulgaria cross-cultural
  • The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Scarf shop and owners in Grand Bazaar
  • Group in line at Blue Mosque
  • Group in downtown Sophia, capitol of Bulgaria
  • Eating at a mehana, a traditional Bulgarian restaurant
  • Istanbul from Galata Tower
  • Alicia, Holly, and Rachel outside Blue Mosque
  • Train station in Bansko
  • Bulgaria cross-cultural
  • Kendall Wenger in an art museum
  • Bulgarian Rose Festival
  • Brandon Wenger speaks at the Asenovgrad church.
  • Dinner at the church in Asenovgrad
  • Filipovo women painting the curb
  • Velianova house - Bansko
  • Bulgaria cross-cultural
  • Lucas Schrock-Hurst in Filipovo
  • Bulgaria cross-cultural
  • John Grove and John Barry with new friend, Billy
  • A baba in Filipovo
  • Holly Solomon with Irfey, the homestay coordinator, and her family
  • Playing cards with youth in the Filipovo community
  • On a ferry towards Thasos island, Greece
  • Thasos island, Greece
  • Grecian cityscape
  • Spending the day with Roma children
  • Getting to know each other
  • Overcoming the language barrier with art time
  • In Bansko with the Pirin mountains
  • Holly Solomon with new friends