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2013: Treading the Old Trail Unchanged but Reinvigorated
If experience of the past couple of years is anything to go by, swift and flexible adaptation to a changing environment is the only guarantee of success and quality. We believe that the Hungarian language and culture remain to be attractive to a lot of people. Many would like to study Hungarian and even more are eager to find out about Hungarian traditions, history, and culture as well as today’s Hungarian reality. At the same time, it is also clear that certain patterns have changed. Dwindling finances, recent drops in the number of government scholarships, and sharp hikes in prices have all made it harder for young people to take the opportunities offered by Debrecen Summer School. This has inevitably prompted the management of the institution, which has faithfully served the cause of the Hungarian language and culture since 1927, to slightly change the course of its operations.
The gist of the new structure is as follows: As of 2012, we have been trying to meet our customers’ expectations by offering more compact and homogeneous study groups at courses launched more frequently through the academic year. Partly treading in the footsteps of our Budapest language school, the Debrecen institution will also offer regular, intensive, and super-intensive courses practically each month. In addition to this, the spring and fall semester courses will remain on schedule. The programs launched in venues abroad (Oradea, New York, and Antwerp) will be expanded, as will the list of the so-called thematic courses, which cover various aspects of Hungarian culture (history, music, theater, ethnography, etc.).
2013 will witness the relationship between the University of Debrecen and Debrecen Summer School get stronger than ever. The broadening scope of EU student mobility, the increasing number of international students studying in Debrecen, and equal opportunities as well as transferability expected both on domestic and international levels, have all contributed to create new requirements. To meet them, the more than 100-year-old UD is proud to offer brand new academic courses to both Hungarian and international students. The range of these programs may be expected to be progressively expanded, thus providing overseas guests with opportunities for intensive studies complete with recreation and interesting tidbits about Hungarian culture. On the other hand, Hungarian students will also get a chance to explore various fields of their chosen profession in English and in a truly international environment.
The broad range of our courses guarantees that you will be able to cherry-pick the topics and programs that best suit your needs and interests.
How to Apply?
You can use various channels to apply for Debrecen Summer School’s courses. Please click here to find the way which is most appropriate to you.
We regularly organize workshops, training courses and conferences to facilitate the educational activities of Hungarian communities beyond the borders.
The structure of some of our courses is traditionally based on the Hungarolingua series of monolingual books.
Debrecen Summer School
Postal Address: H-4010 Debrecen, HUNGARY, PO BOX. 35.
Phone: +36 52 532 594
Fax: +36 52 532 595