Launch of ReConnect Hungary - Hungarian Birthright Program
May 24th, 2012
Proud of your Hungarian heritage and want to experience it in a meaningful, unique and fresh way? Explore your heritage and discover the Hungary of today... and connect to other young Americans and Hungarians!
Join other young Americans for a fun-filled and eye-opening experience of your culture, traditions and history while exploring the country. See first-hand the trends, innovations and ingenuity driving Hungary today.
**Deadline for application is May 31, 2012**
What you need to know:
- any Hungarian ancestry
- for ages 18-26
- two-week trip, August 10-26, 2012
- sponsored donations limit your expenses to $1,000
For more information, go to www.ReConnectHungary.org
A More Detailed Description of the Program:
Hungary provides the gift of a peer group, heritage and cultural immersion trip to Hungary for American-Hungarian young adults ages 18 to 26 in order to strengthen participants' personal Hungarian identity through connection to the country, culture and heritage. In Summer 2012, twelve individually selected, young American-Hungarians will begin a two week journey of rediscovery together. You will learn about your Hungarian roots--culture, traditions and history--in a totally new way.
The program is sponsored by the Washington-based Kossuth Foundation and covers round-trip airfare between New York and Budapest as well as two weeks of programs, which include educational lectures, meetings with business leaders and visits to government offices and cultural attractions.
The experience helps young Hungarian-Americansunderstand their heritage and the current contribution Hungary is making to the U.S. and the world. You will gain a deeper understanding of your Hungarian heritage while enjoying a living culture. Not only will your pride in Hungary’s historical significance, rich past and impressive accomplishments grow, but you will experience current-day Hungary as you connect to young Hungarians. With unmatched access to decision-makers and industry leaders, you will see first-hand the trends, innovations and ingenuity driving the country today.
True, Hungary is the land of your ancestors but it is also on the cutting edge of ideas, technology, inventions; music and art.
ReConnect Hungary –Hungarian Birthright Program is a public-private partnership between the Kossuth Foundation of Washington, D.C., a non-profit institution, and the Balassi Institute of Hungary, the country’s official promoter of Hungarian culture abroad.