Our international students were introduced to Hungarian Christmas traditions

The colleagues of the International Education Office (NOI) together with the faculties organized an end-of-semester party for international students studying at Óbuda University with the aim of allowing the participants to get to know each other more closely and the customs associated with the festive season.

Our students representing different cultures and nations were able to meet at the events that were held in the past two weeks at our university in several places. Although the customs of young people can often be very different than of their homeland, these gatherings proved to be popular due to their open mindedness and responsiveness to the new.

The Keleti Károly Faculty of Economics and Kandó Kálmán Faculty of Electrical Engineering hosted the university's international students at a joint event on 2 December. The deans of the faculties, Dr. habil. Mónika Garai-Fodor (KGK) and Dr. habil. György Molnár (KVK) welcomed the participants, and then the organizers offered traditional Christmas delicacies and welcomed the interested parties with handicraft games.

With the participation of students from the Neumann János Faculty of Informatics and the Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering, the international students tuned in for the upcoming winter break by getting to know each other, playing games and having a joint dinner. At the event held on the last day of the official study period, they took part in a joint quiz game and could try out VR glasses. The young international students tasted the Hungarian bejgli and received small gifts, but the focus was primarily on conversation and getting to know each other.

At the Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture, the students solved a quiz together in a familiar atmosphere and treated their peers with home-made meals. At the Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, after the welcome from Dr. Erzsébet Ancza, Deputy Dean of Education, and Erzsébet Veres from the International Education Office, students participated in a quiz in a good mood and made Christmas tree decorations.

The events were held by the International Educations Office and the faculties with the goal of creating a tradition.


Updated: 16.12.2022.

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