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American Corner Is To Be Opened in Szeged

A program office focusing on American culture and values is about to open on 21st March in the building of Szent-Györgyi Albert Agora. American Corner of Szeged is going to offer cultural programs, seminars, science-promoting lectures, scholarship opportunities and an American library.

The 5th American Corner is to be opened within the framework of a cooperation of the Embassy of the United States, the University of Szeged, Szeged Municipality and Szent-Györgyi Albert Agora. The office – being part of the American Spaces network represented in 150 countries – is opening its door on 21st March. Owing to the office to be opened in Szeged, not only the inhabitants of Szeged but also the South-Great Plain region can get to know America.

 

’Visitors of the Corner will be able to get to know the United States via workshops, clubs, lectures promoting technology and science; a conference room equipped with modern IT-tools, such as a 3D-printer, as well as publications on the history and culture of the United States and a library are at disposal. American celebrations and holidays are going to be introduced on lectures and cultural programs’ says Judit Gera, the head of the office.

 

The institution provides information regarding American scholarships and education opportunities for high school and university students. Occasions developing English language skills will be also scheduled on a regular basis; trainings and workshops aiming the development of entrepreneurial competences will be offered as well. The Corner intends to establish close relations with the University of Szeged, local primary and secondary schools, civil society organizations and business ventures.

 

Most of the programs offered by the Corner are going to be free to attend and conducted in English. Visitors of all age are welcomed on the third floor of Szent-Györgyi Albert Agora during opening hours.

 

David Kostelancik, chargé d’affaires of the American Embassy of Budapest is attending the official opening event of the office on 21st March 2018. Programs of the American Corner are going to be launched from the 22nd March; updates and information regarding the available programs are published on the Facebook page of American Corner Szeged, Instagram and Twitter.

SZTE Experience

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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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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