History shows that nations have always entered a new phase of development when they realized the importance of understanding how other nations in the world think, becoming open to learn from the experiences of others. Hungarians need to better understand how other people think, and help others understand their own culture and society better. Anybody who is ready to go beyond geographical boundaries is able to go beyond his or her limits at an intellectual level as well. Youth are the future of the country and it is, therefore, vital to introduce them to the latest international trends, ideas and views. We encourage Hungarian young people to explore the world and return home to use and share the experience gained abroad. At the same time, it is crucial that international professionals come to Hungary and share their knowledge with young Hungarians. MCC's international initiatives are essential as a form of cultural diplomacy since these activities contribute to the strengthening of Hungary's relations with other countries.