Emil Markov was  born  in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is at age of  27, Bachelor in Political  Science and  Master of  Political Consulting at the Deparment  of Political Science, University of  Sofia.
He has been to the Work&Travel  programme
  in 2012 and  2013. He is currently studying a PhD in the fierld of Contemporary Bulgarian  Politics  and  he  is a member of Central Student Council at University of Sofia.  Since  2015 he has been an expert  to the Committee of  Transport  and  Tourism at Sofia City Council. Founder and board member of  the first Road and Safety Institute in Bulgaria. He  is more  than willing to make considerable  contribution  to the Summer Work&Travel Alumni Association as a board  member.



Emil Tsvetkov was born in Mezdra in 1989. At a young age he started practicing track and field and in his 12 years career won 4 National titles and many other competitions. Later on he focused on his education and now has a Masters degree in Business Administration, specializing in Management and Leadership as well as two Bachelors – in Tourism and Business Administration. Keen on traveling and learning foreign languages he has visited 38 countries and 22 states so far and speaks fluently English, Spanish, Russian and just stared studying Italian. Has been to the States for the past 6 summers and worked in lovely Colorado, Seattle and Indiana. Founder of a non-profit youth organization YCEI, a member of AIESEC and participant in several Erasmus projects. Spent a semester studying in Madrid and now he is excited to help the Summer work and travel association.


Kaloyan Grigorov was participating three times in Work and Travel programs in the United States. Master of Management and Law, with specialisation in University of Virginia. Еxperienced leader and manager. Traveler, basketball player and dreamer.



tuxpi.com.1438504500Mariya Sapundzhieva has a Master’s Degree in Law, Diplomacy and International Relations from New Bulgarian University and National Security and Defence from the “G. S. Rakovski”National Defence Academy.SWT Alumna from 2002, 2003 and 2005, Okaloosa Island, FL. In the period 2007 – 2009 Ms Sapundzhieva worked for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 40thNational Assembly. Since 2009 she has been Secretary General of the Bulgarian Euro Atlantic Youth Club and senior project expert in the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria where she has been participating in the organization of a variety International Conferences, Seminars, Project activities,etc. She is interested in the topic of NATO Future, Counter Terrorism, and International Security. Current positions: Senior Project and Program expert in the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Secretary General of the Bulgarian Euro Atlantic Youth Club.


Nikolay Velikov is 26 years old, graduated law in the South-Western University Blagoevgrad. He took the Work and Travel program 4 times. Currently, he is working in the area of internet marketing.




Sandra Velcheva Hunt was born in Sofia in 1986.
Bachelor in Finance from the University of National and World Economy Sofia,Bulgaria. Master in Business Management from Middlesex University, London,UK and Master in Sports Marketing and Communication of Euroleague Basketball Program. She has been to the Summer Work and Travel Program 3 consecutive years in Atlantic City, NJ. Currently is a Sports Director of the National Basketball League of Bulgaria, and a Technical Delegate for FIBA. Sandra is also involved with the Professional Football League where she is in charge of the International Relations on different projects. Together with her husband founded the J Hunt for Skills BasketballTrainings which is an american based program for individual trainings of kids and professional athletes along with summer basketball camps. She is very motivated to contribute for SWTA`s growth and expansion as a board member of the organization.


Summer Work and Travel Alumni Association Founders: 


Georgi Kasapov            Kristina Emilova            Nikolay Bliznakov     Mario Grachenov