Bulgarian Heritage Project

As a part of a project entitled `Bulgarian Cultural and Historic heritage through the eyes of a foreigner` a study trip with Japanese studies academic staff members and BA/MA students was conducted. The team visited the city of Plovdiv and the archeological site in Starosel on September 24 and 25, 2018. The students had the opportunity to get acquainted with specific tourist destinations of Bulgaria and with the specifics of the tour guide profession. The students introduced Plovdiv to guests from Japan in an authentic atmosphere, answered questions, participated in exercises and theory seminars. On the basis of the acquired experience, the students prepared presentation material, which promotes Bulgarian heritage to Japanese public.
Project Director: Assistant Professor Vyara Nikolova, PhD
Participants in the project:
Students (MA Degree Program): Anjela Vaseva, Eva Nikolova, Paulina Carkovska
Students (Bachelor program): Atanas Atanasov, Gergana Drenovska, Martin Petrov, Mihaela Doneva, Monika Hitova
Academics: Assoc. Prof. G. Petkova, Assoc. Prof. Anton Andreev, Assistant Professors Vyara Nikolova, Stella Zhivkova, Tsvetomira Ivanova, and the lecturer Martin Dimitrov.
Guests, Japanese language native speakers: Satoru Yamaguchi (Japan Foundation), Tomoki Nodo (Japan Foundation), Saori Hoker
Representatives of the tourism industry: Georgi Kostov