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Our Budapest Fellowship Program, launched jointly with The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF), started on 15 September. Within the framework of the initiative that strengthens Hungarian-American cultural diplomacy, four American researchers will visit us, who will conduct Hungarian-related research during their ten-month stay, teach at MCC, and get acquainted with the culture of Hungary and the Hungarian language. The scholarship program began with an introductory orientation week.

At the press conference opening the program, Anna Smith Lacey, Managing Director of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation and Balázs Orbán, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mathias Corvinus Collegium, presented the objectives and structure of the program.

During the orientation week, the researchers took part in several lectures, seminars and film screenings on Hungarian culture, history and politics, visited the Parliament, visited exhibitions and historical monuments, and on the last day got acquainted with Ludovika campus of the National University of Public Service before going on a boat trip on the Danube.