Students from 25 countries attend Balassi Institute summer university
Budapest, July 28 (MTI) – International Hungarian studies undergraduates have arrived from 25 countries to attend the summer university organised by the Balassi Institute, the institute said on Tuesday.
The summer university offers Hungarian language classes combined with lectures on Hungarian history, music, folk and fine arts and gastronomy, the institute said.
The schedule includes visits to Budapest landmarks and cultural sites, as well as field trips outside the capital to Szentendre and Lake Balaton, in western Hungary, among others.
Students are hosted under scholarships provided by the Balassi Institute.
Many students of Hungarian descent living oversees are participating at the programme for the fifth year under a special scholarship designed for them. It aims to strengthen their Hungarian knowledge and identity.
The summer university is running until August 21.
The Balassi Institute oversees the operation of Hungarian cultural institutes around the world, organises several language courses and is responsible for disbursing scholarships.