Boyko Borissov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, came to HUFS as one of the courses of his visit to South Korea celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries. He is the first prime minister who visited Korea.
At this event, the prime minister promised utmost support for the students of Dept. of Greek Studies and Bulgarian Studies. Chae Yoo-jung, the professor of Dept. of Greek Studies and Bulgarian Studies, said, “The prime minister was impressed by students’ love and passion for Bulgarian culture. He promised to give many benefits to Korean students who study Bulgarian such as increasing scholarships, providing more dormitories for students studying abroad, and expanding internship opportunities.”
HUFS’ Dept. of Greek Studies and Bulgarian Studies is the only place in Korea where students can learn Bulgarian. The department has mutual cooperation agreement with two Bulgarian major universities. In addition, there are active student exchanges with Sofia University, through the summer camp and Honors program.