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American Corner Szeged Is Turning One Year Old

American Corner Szeged celebrates its one-year anniversary this week. Since the opening of its program office on the 21st of March 2018 at the Szent-Györgyi Albert Agora in Szeged, they have had 8,000 visitors. More than 4,000 people from Szeged attended 140 events related to the American culture, language learning and science promotion.

The primary goal of American Corner Szeged, founded by the University of Szeged, City of Szeged, the Szent- Györgyi Albert Agora and the American Embassy in Budapest, is to help its visitors to find links with the United States through diverse programs, jobs and presentations. Moreover, visitors can find information on the American higher education and scholarships offered for high school students and university students.

Since the opening, American Corner has welcomed several American guests in Szeged. After the United States ambassador at Hungary, David B. Cornstein visited the American Corner Szeged, also the Secretary of State for Education and Culture of the US State Department recently met young people in the program office. The audience has been delivered presentations by American artists, scientists, diplomats, and representatives of the sister town of Szeged, Toledo, Ohio.

The most popular programmes at the American corner are the English language skill developing occupations and presented lectures the American culture. Besides, the hosting institution, in line with its Agora profile and Corner's technical equipment, is also organizing science popularization programs, currently a robotics team and 3D printing introductory training. While organizing the programmes, American Corner maintains a close relationship with the city's high schools, university faculties and other educational and cultural institutions and organizations.

The anniversary was celebrated on the 19th March at an English conversation club. On Thursday March 21st, a highly popular American photographer named Annie Leibovitz's performance is awaited. During the spring, the audience will meet a New York sculptor, an African-American civil rights activist and an American photographer. Event information is constantly updated on the Facebook page of American Corner, where you can subscribe to the weekly newsletter.


SZTE Experience


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.


Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.