American Corner Veszprém was opened in 2005 and is located in the County Library, within walking distance of the town center and the local university. The Corner works closely with partner institutions, schools, and universities across the region. It has a vast collection of English language books and DVDs in its library, and offers free internet access to its visitors. The Corner hosts a number of regular programs, such as:
- a weekly English Conversation Club
- Kids Clubs, crafts and tech programs and board game events
- thematic movie nights
- various skills development workshops
- interactive programs for students, at schools and in the Corner
- information sessions on studying in the USA
American Corner Veszprém is an EducationUSA Advising 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 veszpremach[at]gmail.com.
In addition to these routinely scheduled activities, the Corner operates several cornerstone events each year:
The University of Pannonia and the American Corner collaborate to organize an annual America Week each March. It includes a specially curated series of lectures on American culture, government, education and current events, given by American and Hungarian university faculty, students, and alumni of U.S. exchange programs. The program also features cultural events, such as concerts or exhibitions.
To submit lecture topics, please contact the Corner via email until mid-February.
National English Language Drama Festival
American Corner Veszprém’s National English Language Drama Festival in Veszprém is an annual, 3-day program in April, where Hungarian elementary school, high school and university theater troupes perform plays of various genres in English, in an authentic theater atmosphere. The plays are evaluated by theater and English language experts, and followed by discussions among the groups. The players are also engaged in other activities, such as drama, English language and personal development workshops, during the Festival. The call for plays is published each year in October, and the online application process closes mid-December. For more information on the Drama Festival, please contact American Corner Veszprém at veszpremach[at]gmail.com.