The University of Debrecen (UD) welcomed the Erasmus exchange students again after a two-year hiatus. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Student Government, the International Relations Office, and the Erasmus Student Network Debrecen welcomed the youngsters participating in the mobility program in the Hall of the Main Building.
150 Erasmus students started the 2022/23 academic year at the University of Debrecen. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Student Government, the International Relations Office, and the Erasmus Student Network Debrecen introduced Hungarian culture and gastronomy to students from all over the world at the Welcome Dinner.
The number of students participating in the mobility program is gradually returning to the pre-pandemic level. This year, exchange students from 20 countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and Kazakhstan, came to UD as part of the Erasmus program and bilateral agreements. Most of them are Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Turkish youngsters, among whom the scholarship is quite popular. The UD’s international student community of more than 7,000 people is attractive to international students, and the institution has decades-long partnerships with universities in Europe, America, and AsiaOrsolya Jánosy, head of the International Relations Office, told hirek.unideb.hu.
The head of the office coordinating the mobility programs highlighted: the part-time mobility opportunities announced for the second semester of 2022/2023 are already available to students. The International Relations Office is waiting for applications. The deadline for submission is the 30th of September, while professional internship opportunities can still be applied continuously.
The international students got to know the classic dishes of Hungarian cuisine at the traditional welcome dinner. The stuffed cabbage and strudel were also a big hit among the students. The evening ended with dance.
A diverse program awaits the Erasmus students in the autumn semester. In addition to regular local community events, they also visit Budapest and Eger.