Opened in March 2018, American Corner Szeged is the newest addition to the existing network of American Spaces in Hungary. It is located at Szent-Györgyi Albert Agóra, a lively community center. The Corner’s goal is to develop programming and provide services that connect local communities and individuals to American culture and society. Its welcoming and modern environment facilitates learning, engagement and creative thinking.
Programs at American Corner Szeged include a weekly English Conversation Club and various workshops including creative writing, public speaking and intercultural communication. Those interested in improving their digital skills can attend trainings on 3D printing and modeling, robotics and video editing. In addition to regular public talks by American speakers on diverse topics, AC Szeged runs a monthly series of talks on American Photographers in Hungarian to bring U.S. culture close to a wider audience of locals.
American Corner Szeged works closely with local schools, cultural institutions, NGOs, the University of Szeged and the municipality of Szeged.
American Corner Szeged is an EducationUSA Reference Center providing accurate, comprehensive and current information on studying opportunities at U.S. colleges and universities. Part of EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of more than 400 advising centers globally, the Corner actively promotes U.S. higher education and provides guidance and resources to international students who would like to continue their studies in the United States.
To take the first step toward U.S. studies, visit the website of EducationUSA, your official source on U.S. higher education, then schedule a consultation at the Advising Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers in the region interested in hosting or attending a “Study in the USA” lesson, can also contact the Corner at this email address.
English Conversation Club
Participants of all ages come together weekly to improve their English speaking skills, engage in discussions and learn about U.S. culture in a relaxed atmosphere. The sessions are run by an American facilitator.
Speak Out! Summer Camp
Every summer, American Corner Szeged welcomes high school students to learn important critical thinking, intercultural and public speaking skills in English. Participants expand their understanding of global issues and take part in activities that encourage them to engage with important ideas and form and express their opinions. These activities include group discussions, simulation games and a public speaking training.
Young people with a more advanced level of English have the chance to improve their communication skills in the Corner during Public Speaking and workplace-focused Intercultural Communication trainings. Those interested in developing their writing skills can attend Creative Writing sessions.
Each of these monthly talks features a well-known photographer from the USA, whose work is discussed and displayed in an enjoyable and understandable way for professional and general audiences alike. Some of the photographers selected are contemporaries, and some of them are artists whose work had a huge impact on today’s visual culture. On occasion, to change the perspective, the Corner invites Hungarian photographers having worked in the USA and organizes annual photo contests.