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Basic Information Capital: Budapest Government: Parliamentary Republic Population: 9.942.000 (2012) Counties: 19 Time Zone: UTC + 2 Currency: Forint (1 Euro = 297,84 Forints)
General Prices: Restaurants: Meal, Inexpensive restaurant: 4.36E MC Donalds Meal: 4.70E Coca Cola (0.333 ml): 0.83E Water (0.333 ml) 0.64E Market: Domestic Beer (0.5 ml): 0.72E Bread (500g): 0.60E Water (1.5 L): 0.34E Transportation: Monthly pass (Bus+metro,tram): 32.90E Taxi (normal tariff): 1.01E
Culture- Food Foods are usually spicy (but not hot), and tasty rather than healthy — many dishes are prepared with lard or deep-fried. The national spice is paprika and the national dish is goulash- a thick paprika-laden stew. Meat is popular- especially pork (sertés), beef (marha) and venison (őz). The best fish in Hungary are river fish: Carp (Ponty) and Fogas (Zander). You will also find game birds in smarter restaurants and country areas- Pheasant (Fácán), Partridge(Fogoly) and duck (Kacsa). Goose liver is a popular dish tourists normally try! A typical meal will involve soup, often like a consommé, meat with potatoes (burgonya) and a side salad, and a dessert like pancakes (palacsinta). Common snacks include kolbász, a Hungarianized version of the Polish kielbasa sausage, and lángos, deep-fried dough with a variety of toppings (mostly sour cream, cheese and/or garlic). A Hungarian meal is almost always — even at breakfast — accompanied by Hungarian pickles called savanyúság, literally "sourness".
Goose Liver patê
Culture- Traditions Hungary has rich folk heritage which is found in museums or small villages. One of the folk traditions still around today is Busójárás. This is a carnival season where people dress-up in scary costumes and wooden masks and roam the streets to scare winter away. Hungary is a land of thermal water and ‘spa culture’. Due to an advantageous geographical location, thermal water can be found with good quality and in great quantities on over 80% of Hungary's territory. Grand spa’s include Gellért Baths.
Hungarian people believe in strong familial values and family is at the core of everyday life. Hungarian people also invest time in nurturing long-term friendship relationships. Hungarians are artistic people, known for wide interest in music, poetry, literature, art, chess, science, and mathematics. They appreciate talent, humour, knowledge and sensitivity. Hungarians are also talented in sports including- fencing, wrestling, pentathlon, swimming, water polo and canoeing.
Main Cities Budapest is the capital and largest city in Hungary • It is considered a financial hub in Europe • Voted by Forbes as ‘Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live’
• Has an oceanic climate- it down rain during the June/July/August period • Some of the main sights include the Parliament Building, Roman remains at the Aquincum Museum, The Castle Hill, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visa Requirements Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, SingaporeCitizens do NOT require a Visa to enter Hungary. Mainland of China, Indonesia- Citizens require a Visa to enter Hungary. This is the Short-term Visa. Please confirm the Visa you require with your TN Manager (contact you have in Hungary) before you apply for any Visa. For more information about Hungary and specifically Budapest, Click here for the AIESEC Budapest Reception Booklet
“GLOBE-KIDS” Exchange Participants (EP’s) will have an effect on the childrens’ way of thinking with the general activities they facilitate in the Kindergarden. EP’s will teach the children English words, different songs and will share with them information about their culture through the given opportunities. Their main goal is to make the children accepting of differences between people.
Benefits: Personal Workspace & Internet Access Accommodation Provided- Host Family or Dorm! Food- One hot meal Provided Close contact with the Host Local Committee Support from a teacher provided Duration: 6 weeks Issue: Language Literacy
Learning Points: Develop practical facilitation skills Possibility to develop language skills Explore Hungarian culture! Meet people from all over the world Change your global perspective
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Measurable Results Expected from the EP
EP’s create an international atmosphere so children are able to learn English in a fun and interactive way. EP’s should prepare to organise and facilitate daily classroom activities including painting, colouring, teaching songs and poems in English. EP’s should also be prepared to talk about their cultural heritage (especially Australia) and create interactive activities for the children so they can learn more about the EP’s culture and traditions. At the first weekend, EP’s will participate in an Integration Weekend where they will receive the necessary preparation ton run the kindergarten classes and will also learn more about Hungary as a country. It is expected that after the project, the vocabulary and pronunciation of English words by the children will be improved.
To listen to an EP’s experience in the ‘GLOBE-KIDS’ Project CLICK HERE!
“Summer For Youth” Exchange Participants (EP’s) will help to run and facilitate a 2-week long camp for Hungarian high-school students. EP’s will run sessions based on communication training, team work and innovative thinking. The goal is to prepare the high-school students on how to think as an entrepreneur and how they can contribute to society.
Benefits: Personal Workspace Accommodation Provided- Host Family or Dorm! Food Provided Close contact with the Host Local Committee Support from camp organizers Duration: 6 weeks Issue: Career Development
Learning Points: Develop practical facilitation skills Possibility to develop language skills Explore Hungarian culture! Meet people from all over the world- at the camp you will facilitate with EP’s from other countries! Change your global perspective
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Measurable Results Expected from the EP
EP’s will attend a camp for Hungarian High-school students. The main message the sessions should deliver is how to be an entrepreneur and what the value of an entrepreneur is in Hungarian society. EP’s will need to prepare and facilitate sessions about ‘communication skills’, ‘teamwork’ and ‘thinking in an innovative way’. EP’s should also be prepared to talk about their cultural heritage (especially Australia) and create interactive activities for the delegates of the camppossibly link this to entrepreneurship e.g. what entrepreneurship is like in Australia. EP’s will be required to run sessions with other EP’s from all around the world!
It is expected that after the project, the high-school students will better understand what an entrepreneur is/does and how this career can add to Hungarian society
To listen to EP’s experiences in the ‘Summer For Youth’ Project CLICK HERE!
EP Story- Jolene
Jolene Cho, AIESEC Monash) Barka Language School, Hungary "My project really opened my eyes to the issues present in Hungary. I don't know a lot of Hungarians in Melbourne nor do I do much about the current situation in Hungary. Getting to talk to the locals and find out more about their lives allowed me to discover the hidden issues of Hungary. This project allowed me to live the life of an average Hungarian. This was an aspect of my project (and of the exchange) that I particularly enjoyed. Rather than viewing Hungary from a typical tourist point of view, I had the opportunity to live and work and immerse myself in the culture."
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