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PGLF Bulgaria 2018

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Below you can see information about the first edition of PGLF Bulgaria that took place at the American University in Blagoevgrad 12-19th of August 2018.





The skills of tomorrow for leadership in business, NGO or public sector

The Preparing Global Leaders Forum Bulgaria is a premiere leadership development academy which will bring together exceptional Bulgarian and international students to provide them with the key leadership skills that are necessary for succeeding in business, non-profit or public sector.

The organizers at Global Leaders Foundation Bulgaria are part of the international network of PGLF, which currently operates in Russia, Croatia, Jordan and Brazil and its more than 1000 alumni come from over a hundred countries.

PGLF mission is to cultivate and prepare a network of innovative leaders who excel at bridging across diverse disciplines, demographics, and divides. Students and young professionals take short courses from internationally recognized faculties and participate in a range of leadership simulations.

Specifically, participants will learn how to develop an opposable, interdisciplinary mind with an ability to work with and across ideological, national, religious, class and racial differences. They will learn how to communicate effectively, work in international teams, and think both critically and creatively with an emphasis on how to advance the global public good.


Who can apply?

Preparing Global Leaders Forum is available for both students and young professionals.


  • minimum 18 years of age;
  • at least B2 level of communicational English language;
  • leadership aspirations in business, public or NGO sector;
  • open mind and motivation to learn & experience;
  • vision for positive change in your society;

Where is it?

If you’ve never heard of Blagoevgrad, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The Rough Guide to Bulgaria named the town the ‘coolest place in southwest Bulgaria,’ and with good reason.

It’s a small, vibrant university town (20,000 of the 80,000 residents are students!) within easy reach of the capital Sofia (a 1hr drive or easy bus ride away.) There’s something for everyone in Blagoevgrad; the restored old quarter bustles with cafes and bars in a lively cultural scene set against beautiful architecture. More information here.


What is the price?

The basic cost of programme is 1500 € including the application fee, necessary study materials, accommodation in twin rooms and food. Limited number of scholarships (up to 75% fee reduction) are available for top candidates.

Fee does not include transportation, insurance, outside activities or personal expenses. For more information check our FAQ page.

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