Be a part of a close-knit group of teens from Bulgaria, Serbia and beyond - instilling hope in a Jewish community with a remarkable past. Learn about Bulgarian society, take part in community service projects, and form new friendships with Jewish teens from Europe. Along the way, explore a beautiful land - from Sofia to the Black Sea - considered one of Europe's best kept secrets.
Elements of the Program
A Mission of Service The Ambassadors to Bulgaria is primarily a service experience in a community in need of our support. Travel from city to city and village to village and leave your mark through projects such as restoring local synagogues, cheering up orphans, volunteering at a Jewish seniors home, and helping to feed the hungry.
Building Bridges with Local Jewish Teens What sets the Ambassadors to Bulgaria experience apart from all other BBYO Passport programs is that our teens from North America are paired up for the entire ten day program with local Jewish teens from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, and Latvia. Share in the experience from their unique perspective, and learn about Jewish life in Eastern Europe through their eyes. Ambassadors to Bulgaria is a cross-cultural experience with opportunities for real bonding and lasting friendships abroad.
A Unique Teen Travel Experience Ambassadors to Bulgaria is also an opportunity to learn about a country with a remarkable past and to tour its beautiful countryside. Go hiking in the Balkan Mountains, relax on the shores of the Black Sea, and explore ancient monasteries and ornate synagogues.
For over a decade, BBYO has a tradition of organizing groups of North American teens on missions to Bulgaria. BBYO is proud to have a thriving local chapter in Bulgaria and regularly invites Jewish teens from Bulgaria to international events in North American and Israel. The Ambassadors to Bulgaria experience is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this tradition, view what it means to be Jewish from a different perspective, and form lasting friendships with Jewish teens abroad.
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