Country info and advice - Bulgaria
The following comments are from teachers who have worked, or are currently working, in Bulgaria. If you are a teacher and have some advice about Bulgaria, please share here.
Bulgaria is very poor and the
teachers earn a very low wage even by bulgarian standards. Teaching is not a
well-paid job or looked upon as a job that should be well-paid. There are wild
dogs and cats in many cities and towns and there are also many old ugly concrete
buildings from the soviet era. The transportation network is poor and it is
dangerous to drive - be careful when crossing the road. The people however are
friendly and warm.
Sarah 24 June 2008
I think there are some
downsides to every country where expats live but Bulgaria has a huge amount of
pluses too. The history and the culture have made it worth while, and the people
taking classes are eager to learn and are great students.
Dennis Gannon 9 April 2009
I do not agree with the
comments above. Bulgaria is pacing forward and is quite a nice country to live
in. There is a lot to see and learn there! The cost of living is low as well as
the wages, but one can teach private lessons and earn some extra money. The
Bulgarians are friendly, warm, hospitable people. Students who attend private
schools are eager to learn, nice and quite smart!
Bobby 14 Feb 2012
I know these posts are from a
few years ago, but the way some people describe Bulgaria is appauling, yes there
are roaming dogs and cats and some unsightly buildings but to anyone who has
visited places such as Leeds and London, will know that these too have very bad
sky scraping concrete eyesores. Open your eyes and don't be so judgemental.
Charlotte 26 March 2012
Bulgaria is a very nice
country. I served there as a Peace Corps Volunteer and I loved the place. The
people are extremely hospitable. Some neighborhoods in the cities may be old but there are very well maintained buildings and historic sites (many
dating back to Roman times) throughout the country. And I find the cities very
well planned: Unlike in the US, people do not need to drive a car to take care
of their chores. For example, you don't have to take the car out, drive 15-30
minutes to pick up groceries. You can walk to one of many mini grocery shops
around your neighborhood. And children walk to schools as well. I am looking to go back to teach English and improve my Bulgarian :)
reva12 17 July 2012
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