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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.


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