Exchange Student
Orlando Magazine|February 2018

Native Bulgarian Miroslav Goranov attends UCF to experience life as a U.S. college student and grow his skill as a wildlife photographer.

Cheri Henderson

“I’m literally a child of the world.” As the junior majoring in social innovation explains, “I left Bulgaria when I was 17. Then I moved to London, where I graduated high school. After London, I moved to the Netherlands, where I still technically live. But I spent a lot of time in South Africa.” After completing his one-semester stint at the University of Central Florida, Goranov was heading to Kenya to photograph wildlife.

Stiff competition. He won one of five slots available at UCF and other schools worldwide through the exchange student program at his university in the Netherlands. “I believe my application letter and good grades helped me get the upper hand.”

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