Study in the U.S. Next Year!
Short term or long, an exchange program is a life-changing experience. This list of resources may help you find the right program for studying in the United States in 2024 or afterwards. High school and college students, educators and professionals all have fantastic opportunities below!
International Education Week
On International Education Week (IEW) 2023, held this year on November 13-17, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education join forces to celebrate the power of intercultural education and promote exchange opportunities. You will find countless virtual and in-person events to get inspired and informed about scholarships, fellowships, application processes, and student life in the United States!
For High School Students
Linda Klein scholarship
The Linda Klein scholarship provides a 4-year full scholarship for Hungarian students to pursue undergraduate studies at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Join an online discussion in Hungarian with current grantee Csenge on November 15 at 6 pm (CET). Register for the event to receive the Zoom link by emailing the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spend an academic year in an American high school with a full scholarship! Prepare for the application period by browsing the official website or checking out American Councils Hungary on Instagram.
Join an Instagram Live hosted by American Corner Veszprém on November 13 at 7:00 pm (CET).
College Sports in the United States
Have you ever wondered what “tailgating” is, what a college mascot does, or if your passion for water polo could earn you a scholarship to a U.S. university?
Join Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Brittney Klein to learn about college sports in America on November 14, 5:30 pm (CET) on Zoom. Register at email@example.com
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute
The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institutes invites teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States that focuses on global issues facing both European and American youth. The next application period is expected to open in January 2024. Stay tuned!
Read more about the program details and get inspired by a former Hungarian participant’s testimonial: Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship 2022 – A Travelogue Written by Levente Tóth, BFTF ’22
SAT and TOEFL Test Preparation
You may need to take some tests for your applications to American educational institutions. Don’t worry! The EducationUSA Advising Centers are here to help. The Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center in Budapest offers SAT, TOEFL, and GRE test preparation workshops online! Check out all of the upcoming EducationUSA Hungary events on Facebook. The American Corners in Hungary also offer tons of free resources and events about studying in the United States.
For College Students, Educators, Researchers
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI)
SUSI for Scholars, Secondary Educators and Student Leaders are academic programs whose purpose is to provide grantees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.
Apply by January 2, 2024.
“I was amazed by the well-equipped university, the professional quality of the education and the way as the whole program was organized.”
Zsombor, university student, SUSI alumnus
Post-graduate students, lecturers, researchers and other mid-career professionals may apply for Fulbright fellowships annually in October and May. Get informed well in advance and make the most of the test preparation online workshops that the Fulbright Advising Center offers.
Join the “Inspiring Discussions With Inspiring Hungarian Youth” online event on November 13 at 6 pm (CET) to hear Patrik Pördi’s story. Patrik is currently studying robotics in the United States on a Fulbright fellowship. Don’t forget to register at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the event link.
If you are teacher, get a good insight about the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program by reading Viktoria Tóth, alumna’s reflection, Dare to Ask, Dare to Act.
Hesna Al Ghaoui, well-known journalist, former war correspondent, fear researcher, author is also a Fulbright alumna. Here is how she remembers what a year spent is the United States as a Fulbright fellow gave her.
Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)
Are you a young entrepreneur looking to enhance entrepreneurship and leadership skills? Build lasting partnerships between business leaders from Europe and the United States through YTILI, that includes a 4-week fellowship placement in the U.S.
“We started with a three-day orientation, where there were presentations on how to write a business or financial plan, we got to know the local startup ecosystem, and we visited incubators. We always ended the day with some kind of cultural program, among other things, they took us on a boat trip, where they showed us the architecture of Chicago.” László Kindrusz, YTILI alumnus
And if you are ready to expand your business in the U.S., make sure you get in touch with our Commercial Services Office.
Civil Society Leaders
If you are interested in bringing change to your community, you may choose from several opportunities.
The Community Engagement Exchange Program is a transformational year-long leadership development program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28.
The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for global community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues.
“The program started a series of life-changing events for me – I got serious learning opportunities in the fields of strategic planning, youth engagement, establishing and maintaining partnerships, community service and leadership skills development.”
Alíz, professional, Community Solutions Program alumna
The GLC Professional Fellows program is a two-way exchange involving 30 professionals from five European countries and 15 mentors from the United States who will effect positive change in their communities. Three Hungarian participants joined the GLC Professional Fellows Program in 2023. Read about their experiences.
A fantastic and free resource to guide you through application processes, and help you with test preparation, English writing and speaking skills development is the American Corners network in Pécs, Debrecen, Veszprém, Szeged and Budapest. These offices organize tons of events and serve as places for American cultural immersion without having to fly across the ocean. Find the nearest center to you to be part of the community, or join their virtual events.
Happy International Education Week!