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Intercultural Presentation : be an Erasmus in Hungary


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Marlene Cable Marianne Svay

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  • 1. Be an ERASMUS One year of discover One year as Erasmus One year in Hungary One year in Szeged
  • 2. Plan
    • Introduction
    • Localisation
    • EILC program
    • University of Szeged
    • Our study program
    • Pedagogic environment
    • Cultural environment
    • Intercultural difference
    • Life in Hungary
    • ESN Szeged
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Localisation Inhabitants : ~10 000 000 Capital : Budapest Currency : forint (HUF) Language : magyar
  • 4. Erasmus Intensive Language Course (EILC) Program
    • To study the language of the host country in the host country before the beginning of the academic year
    • 4 weeks in August in Szeged or Budapest
    • Intensive courses: 8 hours per day
      • Learn the language:language and pratice classes
      • Discover the culture: cultural classes (politics, arts…)
    • Entertainement
      • Opening and farewell ceremony (traditional dance and food)
      • Guided tours every weekend
  • 5. University of Szeged
    • Some information
      • 87 years of existence, since 1921.
      • 30,000 students and 7,000 employees
      • 2005 in the Top100 of European university
      • 1st university in Hungary
    • Szeged had various faculties, located everywhere in the city
    • List of Faculties
      • Faculty of Agriculture
      • Faculty of Arts
      • Faculty of Dentistry
      • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
      • Faculty of Engineering
      • Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies
      • Faculty of Law
      • Faculty of Medicine
      • Faculty of Music
      • Faculty of Pharmacy
      • Faculty of Science and Informatics
      • Faculty of Education (also called Juhász Gyula Teacher Training Faculty)
  • 6. Our study program
    • 1st Semester
    • « Evaluation des services et formation des usagers » in French (Eniko Pajor)
    • Library methodology i n French (Eniko Pajor)
    • Knowlegde O rganization (Agnes Hajdu Barat)
    • Communication in Hungarian for pre-intermediate ( Nora P eter)
    • The Media in American Society (Andras Csillag)
    • Introduction to literature and culture (Atilla Kiss)
    • Register in the Faculty of Education Library and Information Science Department
    • No definite program but free choice of courses
    • 2nd Semester
    • « Système avancé de récupération de l'information » In French (Eniko Pajor)
    • « Management des ressources te c hn o logiques (veille) » In French (Eniko Pajor)
    • Organization and administration of information units (Agnes Hajdu Barat)
    • Communication in Hungarian for Intermediate ( Zsuzsanna G aal)
    • Hungarian and East-Central Europe History (past, present, perspectives) (Andras Csillag)
  • 7. Pedagogic environment (1)
    • Learning agreement
      • Before going, 1st choice of courses
      • On the premises, check the validity of the learning agreement (some courses aren’t )
    • Timetable
      • Need to manage our self
      • Need to contact personally the teacher
      • Difficulties to get all courses we wanted, incompatibility of hours
  • 8. Pedagogic environment (2)
    • Relationship with teachers
      • The same as in France (give their e-mail address, phone number)
      • When, small group, the contact is easier
    • Grading system
      • Grade from 1 to 5.
      • 5 = biggest notation
  • 9. Cultural environment and adaptation to the country
    • Staying 1 year abroad involved passing throught differents phases « U curve » by Gobert in 1960
    • Honeymoon: first month
    • Culture shock: double line of time
    • Gradual adaptation: learn the habits but sometimes revival of deep cultural roots
    • Integration state „at home”: acceptation
  • 10. Intercultural difference (1)
    • Language
      • Useful to know it : to understand when people talk, to order in restaurant, buy transportation tickets or buy stamps in the Post office
      • But difficult language (finnic language) e.g. “Egészég e dr e ”; “ Viszontlátásr a ”
      • German is more speak than English
    • Hungarian behavior
      • Hungarian are pessimist, but…
  • 11. Intercultural difference (2)
    • Economy : level of standing’s life
      • Absence of middle class
      • Very rich / very poor
      • Homeless / baggers
      • Average income = 400€/month
    • Student’s status = lot of advantages
      • Free transportation card
      • Discounts : restaurant, cinema, sport
      • Activities : possibility to do sport for free
  • 12. Life in Hungary
    • Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Szeged (as ESN Nancy)
      • A ssociation to welcome and help the incoming (and outgoing) Erasmus students.
      • Help for finding flat, register in faculty and in everyday life
      • Organised trips and excursions : Gyula, Paprik ás Krumpli
      • European Club (every Thursday night in Jate Klub). Permit us to present and discover a country through traditional food, drinks, music, games…
  • 13. Entertainemen t in Hungary
    • Traditional food and drink
      • Wine : Tokaj ( Hungary is famous for its numerous wine-producing regions )
      • 2 kind of liquor: “ Pálinka” ( from fruit ) or “Unicum” ( bitter based on medical plants )
      • Paprika, salami, fish soup and goulash ( soup composed with meat, potatoes and pastas, seasoned with chili and paprika )
    • Celebrations
      • National holidays: ceremonies on the 15th of March (revolution of 1848) and on the 23rd of October (revolution of 1956)
      • Szeged and its festivals: Open Air Theater (summer), Folk dance festival, the Szin (4 days of concerts near the Tisza river) , and gastronomic festivals: wine festival, beer festival and the International Tisza Fish Soup Festival
  • 14. Conclusion: all the benefits of this year
    • Open-minding
    Autonomy Experiences Culture Meetings Travels Adaptation Knowledges Tolerance Curiousity Self-assurance
  • 15. Thanks
    • International Relation Center
    • Information-communication department
    • Our region of Lorraine
    • The Library and Information Science department (LIS)