Budapest Study Abroad - WVU Comm Studies 2013

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This program will expose students to a culture influenced by Eastern and Western traditions that is reconstructing is cultural identity, along with establishing democratic, market-driven societal systems. It will also teach students to recognize how a culture communicates its identity through language, art, architecture, historical sites, museums and more.

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Budapest Study Abroad - WVU Comm Studies 2013

  1. 1. Comm. & Culture in Budapest, Hungary WVU Faculty-led Summer 2013 Study Abroad• 6 credits: 3 weeks online & 3 weeks on-site (May 28-June 17) in Budapest, Hungary• Instructor: Dr. R.M. Chory, Professor of Comm. Studies, Fulbrighter to Budapest• Cost $2,000 scholarship (COMM majors & pre-majors, including grad students*) $500 scholarship (undergrad majors in Eberly College of Arts & Sciences) +~$2,700 (can use scholarships, financial aid, etc.)• ~$5,200 (includes airfare, hotel, breakfasts, TUITION, admissions to all museums and historical sites, transportation in Budapest, excursions, a day trip to Gödöllő, an overnight trip to Eger, some meals, books, etc.)• *Comm grad students will also receive $354 towards tuition
  2. 2. The Courses (6 credits)• COMM 493: Construction & Comm. of Hungarian Cultural ID (3 credits)• COMM 493: Hungary-USA: Comm & Cultural Connections (3 credits)• Courses count toward Comm major and minor requirements• Topics – Hungarian history and the city of Budapest – Americans’ and other Westerners’ perceptions of Hungary – Hungarians’ perceptions of themselves, others (including USA), social groups – Surviving Communism – Women, families, friendships, social roles, and social life in Hungary – The world of work in Hungary – Media & politics in Hungary: Adopting American campaign strategies – Historical Hungarian media vs. American media – America through new eyes• George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression 2
  3. 3. Summer 2012 Students 3
  4. 4. Accommodations in Budapest• Gold Hotel Buda (or similar)• Twin-bedded rooms w/private bath or shower• Breakfast included 4
  5. 5. What Will We Do?• Communication and Culture in Budapest, Hungary will expose students to a culture influenced by Eastern and Western traditions that is reconstructing its cultural identity, along with establishing democratic, market-driven societal systems. It will also teach students to recognize how a culture communicates its identity through language, art, architecture, historical sites, museums, and more. 5
  6. 6. Where is Hungary?At the geographic center of Europe 6
  7. 7. Where is Budapest?In north central Hungary 7
  8. 8. Parliament(Parlament in Hungarian)The Holy Crown of Hungary and theCoronation Regalia on display in Parliament Bronze Statue of Poet Attila József near Parliament 8
  9. 9. Summer 2012Inside Parliament 9
  10. 10. Kossuth térKossuth Lajos (1802-1894), Hungary’sleader 1848-49, tried to re-gain Hungary’sindependence from the HabsburgsFormerly the Ministry of Agriculture, todaythe Museum of Ethnography 10
  11. 11. Szabadság tér (Freedom Square)Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungaryduring failed 1956 revolution; executedin 1958; today a symbol of freedom Soviet Monument US Embassy Lajos Batthány Eternal Flame 11
  12. 12. Summer 2012 US Embassy Visit 12
  13. 13. Szent István tér(Saint Stephen Square) Szent István Bazilika Streets around the square 13
  14. 14. 2012 Students insideSzent István Bazilika 14
  15. 15. Hungarian National Museum 15
  16. 16. Memento ParkCommunism’s Statues(1949–1989) 16
  17. 17. Memento Park (we are here) 17
  18. 18. Terror Házformer headquarters of the Nazi and Communist secret police 18
  19. 19. Dohány St. Synagogue 2nd largest synagogue in world 19
  20. 20. Dohány St. Synagogue 20
  21. 21. Around the Dohány St. Synagogue Tree of Life : Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish Martyrs Holocaust Memorial Memorial Garden 21
  22. 22. Hungarian Jewish Museum 22
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  24. 24. Holocaust Memorial Museum 24
  25. 25. Heroes’ Square Monument commemorating the 7 Magyar (Hungarian) tribes chieftains, lead by Árpád, who settled their people in Hungary ~ 896 AD 25
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  27. 27. Around Heroes’ Square Museum of Fine Arts Műcsarnok 27
  28. 28. Museum of Fine Arts 28
  29. 29. Széchenyi Bathshot springs, thermal baths 29
  30. 30. Vajdahunyad Castlereplicas of historic Hungarian buildings; 1896 Bust of Béla Lugosi, Dracula in 1931 film, on a corner of Vajdahunyad Castle 30
  31. 31. Around Andrássy út 31
  32. 32. Visiting Hungarian Fulbright Office 32
  33. 33. Magyar Állami Operaház 33
  34. 34. Margitsziget [Saint] Margaret Island 13th C Dominican Convent RuinsSaint Michael’s Church 34
  35. 35. Széchenyi (Chain) Bridge 35
  36. 36. View from Gellért Hill 36
  37. 37. Gate to Royal Palace Courtyard 37
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  39. 39. Paintings Sculptures 39Altarpieces
  40. 40. Dates to 13th century; named afterKing Mátyás Corvinus 40
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  44. 44. Royal Palace Courtyard 44
  45. 45. Budapest History Museum in the Royal Palace 45
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  47. 47. Buda Castle 47
  48. 48. Summer 2012 studentsexploring the Buda Castle walls 48
  49. 49. Summer 2012 Final Exam (in our breakfast room) 49
  50. 50. Danube Bend Boat Trip 50
  51. 51. Esztergom Cathedral Hungary’s Largest Church 51
  52. 52. Esztergom Cathedral Crypt Cardinal József Mindszenty’s Tomb 52
  53. 53. Around Esztergom 53
  54. 54. Esztergom, Hungary(Slovakia in background) 54
  55. 55. "The City of Artists" 55
  56. 56. SzentendreSerbian Influences 56
  57. 57. 3 students presented papers at theInternational Gerbner Conference 57
  58. 58. Summer 2012 Farewell Dinner 58
  59. 59. New this year…Eger! Minorite Church 59
  60. 60. Eger Castle 60
  61. 61. Eger Castle 61
  62. 62. Around Eger 62
  63. 63. The Valley of the Beautiful Women vineyard and wine cellars in Eger 63
  64. 64. The Valley of the Beautiful Women vineyard and wine cellars in EgerInterior of Wine Cellar Tavern and Hotel 64
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  66. 66. Summer residence of Queen Elisabeth,Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary, 1854-1898 66
  67. 67. The Royal Park at Gödöllő 67
  68. 68. Hungarian Cuisine Cucumber salad, galuska, fries, and lots of meat! 68
  69. 69. Hungarian CuisineHot Paprika Gulyás Leves 69
  70. 70. Hungarian Cuisine 70
  71. 71. Viszontlátásra! 71
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