Melody Gilbert is a documentary filmmaker, journalist and educator who moved from Minnesota to Bulgaria in August 2011 to teach at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) with her husband Mark Wollemann.  Why did we do this?  Well, our new motto is:

“Try to project years ahead and then look back and figure out what you wish you had done but never did. Then go do it. “


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  3. I came across your blog as I searched for more information about the American University in Bulgaria. My husband is Bulgarian and we’re thinking of moving back there next year. I have a MATESOL and have wondered about the possibilities of teaching at the Language Institute on campus. I was so glad to read that you are happy at the school and in Bulgaria. Best of luck!

  4. Hi Melody: So good to hear from you again!
    It is like sitting down with you over a cup of tea!

    What is your email address? I would like to send you
    the “Outward Bound Women” trailer. Thanks for your
    detail-filled, food-filled, blog. Max

    PS. What are the pastries that look like chocolate-covered
    ice cream cones? Were they good?

  5. Hello Melody, My name is Toni and I just found your blog. I am from Bulgaria, my husband is from Chicago and we live here in Minnesota with our 3 and 5 year old children. I was wondering if you would like to talk and exchange information and may be meet for a coffee sometimes? I am looking in ways how and where my husband can find a job there and may be try to move back. I would really appreciate your response! Thank you and I really enjoyed reading about your journey in Bulgaria!

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