Bulgaria is a Balkan country located in Southeast Europe. If you have read 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' you will know that Bulgaria boasts a world class Quidditch team, but needless to say there is much more to the country!

The climate is temperate and similar to the Mediterranean. It has distinct seasons and on the whole the weather is easily predicted. Long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters are the norm.

Bulgaria has a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe, with hot summers.

Bulgaria has been a member of the World Trade Organization since 1996 and a member of the EU since 1997. The country has a strategic geographic location, a developed private sector and liberal access to markets consisting of more  than 560 million consumers.

People have been living in Bulgaria since antiquity. The country has been influenced by many cultures. In fact the earliest European civilization grew up there. Bulgaria’s museums preserve valuable collections of domestic, cultural and military articles and many other precious exhibits. There are also a number of architectural reserves in the country that preserve the unique Bulgarian architecture from the age of the Revival (18th – 19th centuries). *

In 2009 Cardiff Met entered into a partnership with the International University College (IUC), Bulgaria. Through this Transnational Education collaboration, we can offer CSM students the opportunity of outward mobility within several areas. Contact outwardmobility@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information.

As Bulgaria is part of the EU there is also the possibility to study in Bulgaria, if you are a student in the CSM or the CSE, as part of Erasmus. Contact erasmus@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information.

All travel will be according to FCO Travel Advice. Please visit the FCO for the latest travel advice.

* Source: Wikipedia