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Hungary Foundation - HF Hungary Foundation is an independent US-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strenghten US - Hungary relations. The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is an independent, American non-partisan and non-profit organization committed to strengthening the understanding and cooperation between Hungary and the Unites States of America.

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Our Alumni Interview Series continues! 🎓Meet Csilla Ábrán, 2016 HF-Quinnipiac HABL Scholarship recipient. When Csilla ca...
01/20/2022

Our Alumni Interview Series continues! 🎓

Meet Csilla Ábrán, 2016 HF-Quinnipiac HABL Scholarship recipient.

When Csilla came to the US to participate in her scholarship, she was working in tax and accounting for Kyle Hamilton Consulting, Stratford, Connecticut. She held a Corporate Financial Management degree from the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsár), Romania. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as an analyst for British Petrol and as a credit controller of Marso Romania.

See where her journey led her since then:
👉 https://tinyurl.com/4b9mx2vr

Our Alumni Interview Series continues! 🎓

Meet Csilla Ábrán, 2016 HF-Quinnipiac HABL Scholarship recipient.

When Csilla came to the US to participate in her scholarship, she was working in tax and accounting for Kyle Hamilton Consulting, Stratford, Connecticut. She held a Corporate Financial Management degree from the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsár), Romania. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as an analyst for British Petrol and as a credit controller of Marso Romania.

See where her journey led her since then:
👉 https://tinyurl.com/4b9mx2vr

‼️ Remember: Applications are still open for a few more days ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowshi...
01/06/2022

‼️ Remember: Applications are still open for a few more days ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

‼️ Remember: Applications are still open for a few more days ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

Check out the recap of last semester's Széll Kálmán Fellowship Program! The three talented young Hungarians did very wel...
01/05/2022

Check out the recap of last semester's Széll Kálmán Fellowship Program!

The three talented young Hungarians did very well in Washington DC, gaining experience, and creating memories for life.

👇 Read the full article on our website👇
https://bit.ly/3JKnioM

Check out the recap of last semester's Széll Kálmán Fellowship Program!

The three talented young Hungarians did very well in Washington DC, gaining experience, and creating memories for life.

👇 Read the full article on our website👇
https://bit.ly/3JKnioM

12/31/2021

What a year! Enjoy our highlights from this year, as we're getting ready to kick off the next. 🎬

Thank you to all, who was part of it, and who helped create all of these great programs, memories and projects.

2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣, here we come!

HF alumnus, Péter Heltai's article has just been published by The Epoch Times. Péter discusses how Brussels is attemptin...
12/28/2021
Canceling Christmas

HF alumnus, Péter Heltai's article has just been published by The Epoch Times.

Péter discusses how Brussels is attempting to cancel Christmas this year and why that’s worth resisting. 🎄

👇Give it a read! 👇
https://bit.ly/32uqdRE

Commentary As Christmas tree displays across the United States have been destroyed by arson, officials in the European ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fresh publication by Michael van Ginkel, Budapest Fellowship Program participant. "This schism between Hungary and Ukrai...
12/20/2021
Reconciling the Hungarian-Ukrainian Schism

Fresh publication by Michael van Ginkel, Budapest Fellowship Program participant.

"This schism between Hungary and Ukraine has strong relevance to the U.S., given Biden's foreign policy objectives."

Check it out in RealClearDefense! 👇
https://bit.ly/3e4y9ew

The Belarus-Polish border crisis shows us that the situation on the Eastern frontier of Europe is escalating once again. To enhance resilience against Russian influence campaigns, Eastern and Central

Check out this fresh and insightful publication by Michael O'Shea, Budapest Fellowship Program participant in the Washin...
12/12/2021
Time for the State Department to stop ignoring Hungary

Check out this fresh and insightful publication by Michael O'Shea, Budapest Fellowship Program participant in the Washington Examiner.

"Out of the European Union's 27 member states, only 12 have a U.S. ambassador or an ambassador nominee. Hungary has lacked a U.S. ambassador for roughly three and a half of the years since 2013; the current barren period has now surpassed one year."

👇 Read the full article here 👇
https://washex.am/3oMDiOx

"America is back," Joe Biden proudly announced at the beginning of his presidency.

It was movie night for the Budapest Fellows. After the screening of the 'Hídember' (The Bridgeman), the participants dis...
12/10/2021

It was movie night for the Budapest Fellows. After the screening of the 'Hídember' (The Bridgeman), the participants discussed the historical and cultural aspects of what they've seen.

This movie portrays the life of one of the greatest Hungarian aristocrats - Count Széchenyi - who was born with extraordinary talents.

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC.

There's still time to apply for the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship in Washington DC!Save the date, if you're eage...
12/07/2021

There's still time to apply for the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship in Washington DC!

Save the date, if you're eager to know more: our Széll Kálmán Alumni team is excited to share their experience and answer all of your questions regarding the Program.

They'll tell you about why they applied, what they gained from the program - professionally and personally, - how to make your application count, life in DC, and more.

Join us next Monday, December 13th, see details below.
👉 https://tinyurl.com/yckk759x

There's still time to apply for the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship in Washington DC!

Save the date, if you're eager to know more: our Széll Kálmán Alumni team is excited to share their experience and answer all of your questions regarding the Program.

They'll tell you about why they applied, what they gained from the program - professionally and personally, - how to make your application count, life in DC, and more.

Join us next Monday, December 13th, see details below.
👉 https://tinyurl.com/yckk759x

A special visitor came to the Hungarian class of the Budapest Fellows on the morning of December 6. The Mikulás came by ...
12/07/2021

A special visitor came to the Hungarian class of the Budapest Fellows on the morning of December 6. The Mikulás came by and surprised the fellows.

They have learned Hungarian poems so luckily no one had gotten virgács, only chocolates in return.

In parnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC.

‼️ Applications are still open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for stu...
12/06/2021

‼️ Applications are still open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

‼️ Applications are still open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

The Budapest Fellows recently celebrated Márton-nap, when Hungarians have a 'goose-feast'. Stephen Sholl, last year's BF...
12/01/2021

The Budapest Fellows recently celebrated Márton-nap, when Hungarians have a 'goose-feast'.

Stephen Sholl, last year's BFP Fellow said a few words about the origin of this tradition.

Immersing themselves in Hungarian heritage and culture is one of the cornerstones of the Budapest Fellowship Program.

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

Zsolt Jakó is this year’s Hungarian American Business Leaders Scholar. He is pursuing a 3 semester MBA at Quinnipiac Uni...
11/30/2021

Zsolt Jakó is this year’s Hungarian American Business Leaders Scholar. He is pursuing a 3 semester MBA at Quinnipiac University, followed by 18 months of work in his areas of interest.

"Being part of such a wonderful leadership program like the HABL I would like to leverage this opportunity to the fullest and I look forward to giving back to the community that brought me here." - says Zsolt.

Read his full introduction on our website
👉 https://bit.ly/3xEYokw

Zsolt Jakó is this year’s Hungarian American Business Leaders Scholar. He is pursuing a 3 semester MBA at Quinnipiac University, followed by 18 months of work in his areas of interest.

"Being part of such a wonderful leadership program like the HABL I would like to leverage this opportunity to the fullest and I look forward to giving back to the community that brought me here." - says Zsolt.

Read his full introduction on our website
👉 https://bit.ly/3xEYokw

Budapest Fellows and MCC visiting fellows spent a meaningful day at the county seat of Tolna, Szekszárd. After a guided ...
11/30/2021

Budapest Fellows and MCC visiting fellows spent a meaningful day at the county seat of Tolna, Szekszárd. After a guided stroll at the historic downtown of Szekszárd, the fellows had the opportunity to discover Szekszárd’s worldwide known wine region through an exciting jeep tour. During this intriguing tour, fellows got a chance to deeply discover another corner of rural Hungary.

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

#BudapestFellowship #BFP2021 #hungaryfoundation #hf #mcc #americansinhungary #discoverhungary

‼️ Applications are now open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for stude...
11/29/2021

‼️ Applications are now open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

‼️ Applications are now open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸

The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022.

Find all details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ

Check out Kelli Buzzard, Budapest Fellowship Program participant’s publication in Hungarian Conservative.Can Hungary ret...
11/29/2021
Boosting Christian Belief - Hungarian Conservative

Check out Kelli Buzzard, Budapest Fellowship Program participant’s publication in Hungarian Conservative.

Can Hungary retain the benefits of Christian Democracy, that is, its Christian ethics, namely human rights and personal liberty, even if Hungarians have stopped believing in Christianity?

https://www.hungarianconservative.com/articles/culture-society/boosting-christian-belief/

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

Can the country retain the benefits of Christian Democracy, that is, its Christian ethics, namely human rights and personal liberty, even if Hungarians have stopped believing in Christianity?

Michael van Ginkel, 2021 Budapest Fellowship Program participant first developed his interest in Eastern and Central Eur...
11/24/2021

Michael van Ginkel, 2021 Budapest Fellowship Program participant first developed his interest in Eastern and Central European security during his undergraduate degree at Emory University, where he was awarded a fellowship at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and a Cuttino Independent Study Scholarship to conduct research in the Balkans.

He has since closely followed security developments in the region, especially with regards to Black Sea Security.

“I look forward to using my deeper understanding of Hungary’s unique culture, history, and language to enhance cooperation both in the region and across the transatlantic.” – Michael Van Ginkel

Read Michael's full introduction on our website.
👉 https://bit.ly/3cEsoTX

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

Michael van Ginkel, 2021 Budapest Fellowship Program participant first developed his interest in Eastern and Central European security during his undergraduate degree at Emory University, where he was awarded a fellowship at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and a Cuttino Independent Study Scholarship to conduct research in the Balkans.

He has since closely followed security developments in the region, especially with regards to Black Sea Security.

“I look forward to using my deeper understanding of Hungary’s unique culture, history, and language to enhance cooperation both in the region and across the transatlantic.” – Michael Van Ginkel

Read Michael's full introduction on our website.
👉 https://bit.ly/3cEsoTX

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

Congratulations to our 2021 Fall Széll Kálmán Fellows, Csenge Savanya, Boldizsár Hajas and Zsombor Verkmann, who graduat...
11/23/2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Fall Széll Kálmán Fellows, Csenge Savanya, Boldizsár Hajas and Zsombor Verkmann, who graduated today! 🎓

Although your TFAS program concluded, the rest of your journey is just beginning. ✨

A special congrats to Csenge who received the Director’s Outstanding Student Award. Thank you for your hard work and for making us proud. 🇭🇺@csengecsgukk @verkmann @dcinternships #hungariansinDC #széllkálmánfellowship

Meet Mónika Palotai, Visiting Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom and Center for Common...
11/22/2021

Meet Mónika Palotai, Visiting Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom and Center for Common Culture.

The aim of Mónika's fellowship is to provide a complex, interdisciplinary analysis of Religious and Minority Repression in China – protecting religious freedom and promoting democratic sovereignty in Europe utilizing her thorough international business and academic research experience.

Read her full introduction on our website.
👉 https://bit.ly/3HvLOZw

Meet Mónika Palotai, Visiting Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom and Center for Common Culture.

The aim of Mónika's fellowship is to provide a complex, interdisciplinary analysis of Religious and Minority Repression in China – protecting religious freedom and promoting democratic sovereignty in Europe utilizing her thorough international business and academic research experience.

Read her full introduction on our website.
👉 https://bit.ly/3HvLOZw

From the heart of the American Pacific Northwest, meet Tate Sanders, Budapest Fellowship Program participant.Tate always...
11/19/2021

From the heart of the American Pacific Northwest, meet Tate Sanders, Budapest Fellowship Program participant.

Tate always had a strong appreciation for the Central/Eastern European region. He now explores and later explains the conditions of current transatlantic relations in the region, and researches energy policy, finding both affordable and secure sources that fit into today’s heated environmental and geopolitical deliberations.

Tate's host institution is the Amerika Kutatóintézet - NKE.

Read Tate's full introduction here:
👉 https://bit.ly/3nokepc

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

From the heart of the American Pacific Northwest, meet Tate Sanders, Budapest Fellowship Program participant.

Tate always had a strong appreciation for the Central/Eastern European region. He now explores and later explains the conditions of current transatlantic relations in the region, and researches energy policy, finding both affordable and secure sources that fit into today’s heated environmental and geopolitical deliberations.

Tate's host institution is the Amerika Kutatóintézet - NKE.

Read Tate's full introduction here:
👉 https://bit.ly/3nokepc

In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC

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Our Alumni Interview Series continues! 🎓 Meet Csilla Ábrán, 2016 HF-Quinnipiac HABL Scholarship recipient. When Csilla came to the US to participate in her scholarship, she was working in tax and accounting for Kyle Hamilton Consulting, Stratford, Connecticut. She held a Corporate Financial Management degree from the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsár), Romania. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as an analyst for British Petrol and as a credit controller of Marso Romania. See where her journey led her since then: 👉 https://tinyurl.com/4b9mx2vr
‼️ Remember: Applications are still open for a few more days ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸 The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022. Find all details on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ
Check out the recap of last semester's Széll Kálmán Fellowship Program! The three talented young Hungarians did very well in Washington DC, gaining experience, and creating memories for life. 👇 Read the full article on our website👇 https://bit.ly/3JKnioM
What a year! Enjoy our highlights from this year, as we're getting ready to kick off the next. 🎬 Thank you to all, who was part of it, and who helped create all of these great programs, memories and projects. 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣, here we come!
HF alumnus, Péter Heltai's article has just been published by The Epoch Times. Péter discusses how Brussels is attempting to cancel Christmas this year and why that’s worth resisting. 🎄 👇Give it a read! 👇 https://bit.ly/32uqdRE
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Fresh publication by Michael van Ginkel, Budapest Fellowship Program participant. "This schism between Hungary and Ukraine has strong relevance to the U.S., given Biden's foreign policy objectives." Check it out in RealClearDefense! 👇 https://bit.ly/3e4y9ew
Check out this fresh and insightful publication by Michael O'Shea, Budapest Fellowship Program participant in the Washington Examiner. "Out of the European Union's 27 member states, only 12 have a U.S. ambassador or an ambassador nominee. Hungary has lacked a U.S. ambassador for roughly three and a half of the years since 2013; the current barren period has now surpassed one year." 👇 Read the full article here 👇 https://washex.am/3oMDiOx
It was movie night for the Budapest Fellows. After the screening of the 'Hídember' (The Bridgeman), the participants discussed the historical and cultural aspects of what they've seen. This movie portrays the life of one of the greatest Hungarian aristocrats - Count Széchenyi - who was born with extraordinary talents. In partnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC.
There's still time to apply for the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship in Washington DC! Save the date, if you're eager to know more: our Széll Kálmán Alumni team is excited to share their experience and answer all of your questions regarding the Program. They'll tell you about why they applied, what they gained from the program - professionally and personally, - how to make your application count, life in DC, and more. Join us next Monday, December 13th, see details below. 👉 https://tinyurl.com/yckk759x
A special visitor came to the Hungarian class of the Budapest Fellows on the morning of December 6. The Mikulás came by and surprised the fellows. They have learned Hungarian poems so luckily no one had gotten virgács, only chocolates in return. In parnership with Mathias Corvinus Collegium - MCC.
‼️ Applications are still open ‼️ for the 2022 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)'s summer programs in Washington DC. 🇺🇸 The two-month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 10, 2022. Find all details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FWNkSZ