Hungary is a landlocked country; one of the oldest European countries in Central Europe, bordering Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Hungary's landscape consists of flat to rolling plains, divided in two by its main waterway, the Danube. The government system is a parliamentary democracy.
When Nobel Prize winner, Enrico Fermi, was asked if he believed in extraterrestrials, he replied: "They are among us, but they call themselves Hungarians".
Hungarians speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region: this distinctiveness has been both a source of pride and an obstacle for more than 1,100 years.
This is the country:
- which boasts one of the world's most beautiful cities: Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube"
- where 2,000 year-old Roman ruins and 400 year-old Turkish monuments can be found side by side
- where Central Europe's largest freshwater lake, Balaton, provides a natural paradise for its visitors
- where hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs gush up from its depths
Hungary’s rich history and culture, its beautiful cities and landscape, and its delicious gastronomy, all contribute to the country’s popularity as a tourist destination. There is one more thing that keeps bringing visitors back to Hungary, namely, their legendary and renowned hospitality. (Source: http://visit-hungary.com/about-hungary)
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Budapest is a lively metropolis in the heart of Europe. Often described as the " The Little Paris of Middle-Europe", it is famous not only for the monuments that reflect its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both the Roman occupation and much later, the Turkish occupation, can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire, Hungary's union with Austria had a particular influence on the city's form and style. (Source: http://visit-hungary.com/budapest)
The sizeable international student population in Budapest's various Universities provides for a rich social life outside of the classroom, complemented by the wide variety of unique, ongoing cultural events. With the proximity of Ferihegy International Airport, and the availability of low-cost airlines, students also have the opportunity to go on affordable weekend getaways to most anywhere in Europe.
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Szeged, situated on the banks of the River Tisza, is a thriving University town, as well as the cultural and economic centre of South-Eastern Hungary. It is a city with deep historical and cultural roots, inhabited since Roman times. Szeged was rebuilt after the great flood in 1879, when most of the city was destroyed.
With its University campus right in the heart of the city centre, its museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, clubs, coffee-shops, pubs and large parks, Szeged offers all the excitement of a big city, while still being easy to explore on foot or on bicycle.
By Hungarian standards, Szeged is a large city with a population of 160,000. It is often called "The City of Sunshine”, as it enjoys an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. (Source: University of Szeged, Admission and Academic Bulletin)
Pécs‘s favourable geographic location and climate, combined with the beautiful landscape of the surrounding Mecsek Mountains, provide for a stunning setting and great variety of outdoor activities. In 2010, Pécs, rich in cultural offerings, won the title, “The Cultural Capital of Europe – 2010”, which translated into unparalleled growth and activity in the city.
In late 2016, the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s most popular newspapers, published an article in its travel section, ranking Europe’s 20 best university towns. Pécs is the only Hungarian town to be mentioned in the prestigious list of cities: “charaterized by a good quality of life, rich cultural heritage and the reputation of their universities.” (Source: http://viaggi.corriere.it/viaggi/weekend/le-20-citta-universitarie-migliori-deuropa/)