Having lived and worked in Bulgaria for eight years, I can appreciate many of the concerns that international students have as they consider applying to a liberal arts college hundreds (or thousands) of miles from home. I'm excited be a part of Oberlin College's continuing efforts to further internationalize the campus. Maybe you would like to be a part of that effort as well?
A liberal arts graduate of Case Western Reserve University, I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University and was a long-time faculty member at a number of highly selective liberal arts colleges - including Oberlin! During my time in Bulgaria I served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the American University in Bulgaria. In this role I had many opportunities to promote the liberal arts model of education to students and even the Bulgarian higher education community. I hope you'll give me the opportunity to help you appreciate all that an excellent liberal arts degree such as those conferred at Oberlin can do for you.