YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary

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YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary
YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary
YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary
YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary
YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary
YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Hungary


Begin learning Hungarian as you live with a host family and study at a local high school. As you make friends with your Hungarian classmates and begin to explore your new environment, you'll develop an appreciation for Hungarian culture, food, and music. Music is an important part of Hungarian life and students have the opportunity to attend a special music school, or take music lessons after morning classes. During your stay you'll learn what daily life is like in Hungary and have an experience that will stay with you long after you leave.

You will attend a gimnàzium (academic secondary school). English is taught as the primary second language. German, French, Russian, and Italian are taught as well. Hungarian schools emphasize physical education, morality, and familiarity with the arts.

  • Develop your music skills with YFU's special interest music program
  • Gain experience in a sport of your choosing with YFU's special interest sports program
  • Perfect your skills as a chef or confectioner with YFU's special interest catering program
  • Practice your Hungarian skills with a basic language course upon arrival in Hungary
  • Make memories you'll never forget while visiting Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and the Hungarian Parliament during optional weekend excursions

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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience in Hungary

The Youth for Understanding Johnson & Johnson Hungary Scholarship was a life-changing experience for me. This six week cultural immersion program gave me the opportunity to become the daughter of two Hungarian families. It has shaped me into the person I am today by helping me become more independent who can adapt to different environments quickly. I will never forget this past summer, not only because of all of the amazing things I experienced while in Hungary, but also because of all of the friendships I made. Youth for Understanding placed me with two amazing host families. My first host family lived 20 minutes from Budapest in a village named Kosd. I had four siblings in this family- three sisters and one little brother. My second host family was located on the other side of Hungary in a city named- Pecs. I had an older sister and a younger brother. My mother, who was also named Aniko, planned sightseeing trips for me to different countries in Europe. It was truly an unforgettable experience. I now have memories that I will always remember from when we traveled to Italy and Slovenia for a weekend. Additionally, my older host sister- Johanna- and I had the same interests. This experience truly opened my eyes and allowed me to learn how people in other parts of the world live. I would have never been able to truly experience this if it weren’t for this scholarship. I will always be grateful to Johnson & Johnson for giving me this life changing experience. I learned many valuable lessons this past summer. The most valuable lesson was realizing that I was more independent than I could have ever imagined. I am currently a high school senior applying to many universities. I am no longer scared to apply to out of state universities because of the self- confidence and independence I gained this past summer. This experience has shown me that I am capable of living away from home and adapting to a new atmosphere with no issues.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe this program could be improved by having a better line of communication between the host families and my biological family.