My name is Maria Harizanova. I’m from Plovdiv, Bulgaria which is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Because of its beautiful architecture dating back to the Roman Empire and before, the city attracts many visitors throughout the year.
As a Law student I had the privilege to participate in a program called “Work and Travel USA”. Through this program I was able to learn about and contribute to the economy of a small island in Rhode Island. In addition I was afforded the opportunity of travel throughout the U.S. which gave me a very good understanding of the culture and the people. This motivated me to continue my education and commit to do what I can to improve human rights in my own country and elsewhere. Therefore I’m very thrilled to join other international students in the Yale summer program.
Maria is a student in the ELI program: English for Law.