Programs

  • Present TALC language club is a special public presentation dedicated to World Press Freedom Day, celebrated worldwide on May 3rd. To celebrate this event, the American Corner Budapest each year organizes a program related to writing, books, newspapers or literature in general. The guest speaker of the evening is LEROY LAD PANEK who will shed light on how newspapers and books invented the detective story. Access to on-line archives of hundreds of historical newspapers, such as the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, offers new insights into why Americans wrote detective stories. Reading those old newspapers reveals how the Bill of Rights, modern commerce, the creation of police forces, the beginning of forensic science, and universal literacy (with a bit of Vidocq, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charles Dickens thrown in) created the detective story. Please note that registration is REQUIRED for present event via email to <amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu>
  • Come and join us on Tuesday, the 4th of April at 5:30 pm to hear a presentation on "Collegiate Athletics in the United States" by Fulbright Scholar DR. JAMES LONG. Collegiate athletics are an important part of campus life in the United States, providing student-athletes with financial support for their education and fostering a sense of community and connection between students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our TALC session will cover the financial impact of collegiate athletics, the role of governing bodies such as the NCAA, "March Madness" (the NCAA's men's basketball tournament, a national passion), and examples of specific collegiate athletic traditions from Auburn University, Dr. Long's institution in the United States.
  • 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>
  • The annual spring career fair (Corvinus Karrier Expo) organized by Corvinus University of Budapest will take place between 10am - 5pm on Wednesday, March 29th and on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. Corvinus Karrier Expo is mainly organized for university students, fresh and young graduates. The objective of the Expo is to show students career opportunities or specific offers in which they can exploit, take advantage of their acquired knowledge.
  • In honor of Earth Day, the American Corner Budapest will host two groups of elementary school students from Tapolca, Hungary. AC Budapest intern, ERICA GOLDABER will give a presentation about Earth Day and the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Students will learn about the history of Earth Day and enjoy the beautiful photos of the famous cherry trees from the capital of the United States. Please note that registration for present event has been closed.
  • 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 organized by AC Budapest, MigHelp will continue to host the event series. Part three of NVC will be held at 6pm on Friday, March 24th, 2017. The topic of present NVC session will be HONESTY. 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>
  • You are cordially invited to the Alumni Speaker Event of the U.S. Embassy and the American Corner Budapest on Thursday, March 23, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The event will be dedicated to WOMEN's HISTORY MONTH. The guest of the evening will be ZSOFIA BATA who will talk about biocatalysis and enzyme engineering. Catalysts are used to lower activation energy of a chemical reaction and increase the speed of the reaction. Biocatalysts fulfill the same role in an environmentally friendly manner. Enzyme engineering tailors these catalysts to meet the requirements of industrial applications. The talk will cover thecurrent state and future prospects of biocatalyst development. In the context of Women's History Month and women empowerment, Zsofia will also share her experiences about the situation of research in Hungary and in the U.S.; opportunities and challenges, from a woman’s perspective. :: RSVP required via email by March 22nd, 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>
  • Are you interested in cool summer jobs in the United States? Are you between 18-29? If yes, come and join us for an informal gathering where you can hear about CCUSA opportunities for next summer. MIKLÓS RASOVSZKY has spent already 20 summers in California, and he will talk about his personal experiences as a Camp Counselor as well as the CCUSA Country Director for Hungary. Do not miss this opportunity if you would like to discover America in a fun way.
  • Come and join us on Thursday, the 9th of March at 5:30 pm to hear a presentation in honor of Earth Day by our American intern, ERICA GOLDABER. Earth Day was originally founded in 1970 as a day of environmental education and awareness. It is celebrated on April 22nd worldwide. Our TALC session will feature the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Learn about the history of Earth Day and the Cherry Blossom Festival, highlighted by the beautiful photos of the famous cherry trees from the capital of the United States. :: RSVP is required for present event via email to <amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu>