When you have time, think back on your entire study abroad experience. The people you met, the places you traveled, the things you did… don’t be afraid to reminisce. Appreciate the fact that you did something very few students get to do, and treasure that experience and the new qualities you possess because of it.
A forever memory to be held and narrated in the future; these years have been eye-opening and life-changing for many of us, it's fascinating how people from every part of the globe could gather, study, and live together in the same community and actually love each other despite the differences.
Most of the time dreams stay dreams for villagers. Well, like other student studying in a village school, I also had the dream, but I didn’t think it would come true. My name is Rashid. I’m from India and I grew up in a small village called Nagrota. It’s located northern part of my country. I never thought I would at one time live and study abroad.
Basak Dilara Özdemir-Lakatos is a brilliant pianist and composer. She says, she owes her professors and the Liszt Academy a lot. Although she received many scholarships through the years, Hungary remained the centre of her life. She has a Hungarian husband and started a family in Hungary.
The doctor of the Year in 2016, still remembers when he arrived to Hungary several years ago. He fell in love with Budapest at the first sight. His studies in Hungary changed his life completely. Tempus Public Foundation’s International Alumni Team had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with him at Gyula, where he lives and works. He talked about the beginnings, his job, community work even about his future plans.
Tim Baas is a member of the International Alumni Network. He studied in Hungary with the Erasmus+ Programme, but his relationship with Hungary goes far beyond the Erasmus experience. We asked him about this special relationship with our country.