Though minutely populated (estimated at 10million), Hungary has come to match other Eastern European Countries with its prowess: especially in comparison to major cities we have lived in, studied and toured. Hungary offers more than one expects and is promising of more. The language spoken is Hungarian and the people are Hungarians. Hungary has a wealth of culture and history, complemented and complicated by a language so completely different from its neighbors. English & German are other common languages spoken in Hungary.
Located in eastern Europe, the country is well known for its medicinal waters. It boasts a number of naturally occurring thermal water bodies, which have been turned into Spas and vacation hotspots. Hungary is landlocked like its neighbors Austria, Slovakia and Serbia though it still deserves the nickname “land of waters”, as it holds the largest lake in eastern Europe (Lake Balaton) and is crossed by mighty rivers, which divide and define its regions. Even its capital city is split by the Danube River, with Buda on the Western side and Pest on the Eastern bank.
In addition to water to cool off in, Hungary can be the perfect place to keep warm, as it is located over a very active geo-thermic area. As mentioned previously, Hungary has over a thousand thermal water springs and the second largest thermal Lake in the world for bathing (Lake Hévíz). “Taking the waters” for relaxation or as clinical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian culture.
The food of Hungary can be considered a melting pot of the continent (Europe), with its own original cuisine from the Magyar people. Hungarian cuisine is dominated by meat (mainly poultry, pork and beef) as well as dishes cooked over open fire – goulash, pörkölt (stew) or the fisherman’s soup.
There are individuals from multiple races who reside in Hungary. More than 50% of the country is Christians and there are a lot of churches including African churches.
Hungary is also part of the European Union and Schengen countries. This allows for a great travel experience for students! Our enthusiasm for Hungary stems from its talent and resourcefulness: Hungarians are heavily featured in the lists of internationally significant Inventors.
We believe there is much more to be garnered from living and studying in Hungary than the educational opportunities and skills!