Programs

  • In commemoration of African American History Month celebrated in February, a U.S. delegation of mentors will be visiting Hungary, organized by the Great Lakes Concortium for International Training and Development and the Civil College Foundation. The American Corner Budapest organizes high school outreach programs for the mentors. ANTHONY SHIELDS and MIKE GRIFFIN from NOC (Neighborhoods Organizing for Change) will be delivering presentations on neighbourhood organizing and the importance of African American History Month.
  • In commemoration of African American History Month celebrated in February, a U.S. delegation of mentors will be visiting Hungary, organized by the Great Lakes Concortium for International Training and Development and the Civil College Foundation. The American Corner Budapest organizes high school outreach programs for the mentors. ANTHONY SHIELDS and MIKE GRIFFIN from NOC (Neighborhoods Organizing for Change) will be delivering presentations on neighbourhood organizing and the importance of African American History Month.
  • The American Corner Budapest in co-operation with MigHelp began the semester with a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) workshop, conducted by EVA RAMBALA, Certified Trainer of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication. NVC is effective in helping people suspend judgment, freeing them from prejudice and culturally-patterned expectations. This greatly facilitates intercultural interaction. After the first introductory session on January 27th, MigHelp will continue to host the event series. Part two of NVC will be focusing on LEARNING FROM CRITICISM. The topic of criticism is important and by NVC standards, it is equally dangerous to react to criticism by thinking that the criticism is only about the person who criticises and the person being criticised has nothing to do with it. Thus, at the workshop, we will practise how to react to criticism: how to sort out the valuable message embedded in it, how to learn from it and how to let go the rest. Please note that limited seats are available. :: Participation is on a first register first serve basis. :: RSVP is required via email to <prontvai.lilla@mighelp.hu>
  • Come and join us for an hour at the American Corner Budapest to sharpen your resume writing skills and polish your CV with a native speaker, WYLIE HUGHES. At our newly launched CV tutoring session, you will have the opportunity to learn the essentials and tricks of CV writing.
  • You are cordially invited to the semester's first Alumni Speaker Event of the U.S. Embassy and the American Corner Budapest on Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the PREZI House of Ideas. The event will be dedicated to LGBT HISTORY MONTH IN HUNGARY. To mark LGBT History Month celebrated in February across Hungary, TAMÁS DOMBOS (International Visitor Leadership Program) will provide an introduction to the social and legal situation of LGBT people in Hungary, focusing on how various public discourses shape social attitudes towards this minority. The other speaker, ANNA SZLÁVI (Fulbright) will be discussing how media, especially advertising, portrays LGBT people in Hungary and how their misrepresentation contributes to the community's (in)visibility. She will then go on to show that, on the contrary, community art, especially mural projects, can strengthen both LGBT identity and visibility. :: RSVP required via email by February 20th, 2017 to <KovacsV@state.gov>
  • Two in one! CV Clinic and conversation practice with a native speaker. Please bring your draft CV and join us as we explore different ways to retool your CV to make you more marketable and practice your English at the same time. Our host is WYLIE HUGHES. If you are done with the CV tricks, just stay along as we are ready to help you to develop your conversation skills. Bring your own cup and participate in our Conversation Cup. Registration is REQUIRED for present event via email to <prontvai.lilla@mighelp.hu>
  • Have you ever wanted to go somewhere to have a relaxed job and travel around during the summer? WORKABROAD can tell you how and why. The host of the evening is GERGO FARKAS, who has already participated in the program and is ready to share his experiences with anyone interested in this summer opportunity. Registration is NOT required for the event.
  • Come and join us for an hour at the American Corner Budapest to sharpen your resume writing skills and polish your CV with a native speaker, WYLIE HUGHES. At our newly launched CV tutoring session, you will have the opportunity to learn the essentials and tricks of CV writing.
  • The first language club of the spring semester is dedicated to CHINESE NEW YEAR. This year, it's the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Our guest speaker is YAN SCHALL from the Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy. She has a special background as she grew up in China, moved to the United States in 2000 and became a U.S. diplomat. She will address various topics such as the Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinese immigrants' life in America as well as being a Chinese American diplomat.
  • Erika Sólyom, Director of American Corner Budapest, together with the representatives of the PAO and Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, will deliver a presentation for the new Fulbright grantees about the activities of the American Corners in Hungary. Additionally, an interactive discussion will be conducted on how to adapt to cultural differences and benefit from divers social experiences in international and multicultural environments.