American Councils Bulgaria

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Programs Implemented

YES High School Exchange Program

YES Abroad for U.S. Students

Balkan Language Initiative

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

Title VIII Research Fellowships

Contact Information

Prof. Nikola Mihaylov Str. 9, Floor 3

1142 Sofia

Telephone: +359 87 7333013, +359 87 993 0228

E-mail: (for general inquiries and questions)

Office Location


Office Holidays

In 2020, the American Councils office in Sofia will be closed on the following holidays and on select days in accordance with local guidelines as announced:

Date                         Day of the Week          Holiday

1-Jan-20 Wednesday New Year’s Day
3-Mar-20 Tuesday Day of Liberation of Bulgaria
17-Apr-20 Friday Good Friday (Orthodox Easter)
20-Apr-20 Monday Orthodox Easter (Monday)
1-May-20 Friday Labor’s day
6-May-20 Monday St. George’s Day (Day of Bulgarian Army)
25-May-20 Monday Saints Cyril & Methodius Day (Day of Bulgarian Script & Culture)
7-Sep-20 Monday Unification Day
22-Sep-20 Tuesday Independence Day
24-Dec-20 Thursday Christmas day
25-Dec-20 Friday Day after Christmas
28-Dec-20 Monday Day after Christmas
31-Dec-20 Thursday New Year’s Eve


Office Hours

Working hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00.


Country Representative
Jelena Djokovic

Program and Administrative Assistant
Kristiyan Naydenov

YES Alumni Coordinator
Viktoria Panayotova

Regional Director Southeast Europe
Elvira Dana