Intercultural Presentation : be an Erasmus in Hungary


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Intercultural Presentation : be an Erasmus in Hungary

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