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5th Annual International Cultural Evening (ICE)

Where people are happy, healthy, and become about 2 kgs heavier



International_Cultural_EveningOn Saturday, April 16th the international student body of Szeged held their 5th annual International Cultural Evening (ICE). Every year, the International Student Union of Szeged (ISUS), organizes this event with the help of the foreign students´ secretariat, the deans´ office of the medical faculty, and student representatives from countries around the world. Every year the event is full of fun, food, and dancing. However, the main feature of the night is always culture.


The night began for around 1500 guests with a short introduction by the president of ISUS, Deliah Bockemühl. After the pleasantries, the night kicked off in an explosive fashion. The crowd went wild for the 12 performances, which featured a variety of countries from across the globe. With incredible choreography from the Indians, a historic musical romp from the Germans, and subtly controlled chaos from the Japanese. Each participating country came out in full force and truly put on a memorable show.


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Once the students felt that the audience was sufficiently starving, the food was served. 21 student led groups decorated booths to serve traditional dishes from their home countries. With food from Spain to Uganda, even the pickiest of eaters found something to their liking. In fact, they found many somethings. All in all, people left ICE happy, healthy, and about 2 kgs heavier.


The most incredible thing about the whole evening was that it was put on by students. Almost all of the food was made by students, and all of the performances were created and performed by students. Although they received help from the university, the secretariat, and various consulates, the event was imagined, organized and put on by students. This event stands as a testament to the quality and spirit of the student body here in Szeged.

 

Michael Ramirez

SZTE Experience

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Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.

 

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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