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Participants of the Budapest Fellowship Program and the Visiting Fellowship Program took part in a study tour to Székesfehérvár, Hungary, on 16 February 2023, as part of the Discover Hungary event series. The fellows visited the Bory Castle, which was built by sculptor and architect Jenő Bory (1879-1959) over 40 summers based on his own designs and imagination, as a memorial to his love for his wife and his artistic dreams.
Afterward, Zsolt Lehrner, the city's deputy mayor, took them on a walking tour of the city and gave them an insight into Székesfehérvár's sustainability strategy in the municipal building.
The Hungary Foundation (HF) and Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) launched the Budapest Fellowship Program in 2020, which provides a unique opportunity for American professionals to get to know Hungary and Central Europe better. During the 10-month program, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Hungarian language, culture, and history, which is essential for a realistic and objective presentation of our country.