CEU Student Space

Talking about Love and Chairs

March 9, 2018

On Valentine’s Day, CEU welcomed its alumna Madina Demirbash for a talk on relationships in the atrium of the Nador utca 13 building. Demirbash studied Gender Studies at CEU and has written a book on relationships entitled “The Art of Mature Love.” In her talk, she presented a chair as a metaphor for maturity in a relationship. She’d introduced the idea earlier at a TEDx event and she also created a hashtag for this metaphor: #machairity. Under this hashtag, she welcomes contributions and pictures relating to the topic.

Waiting for Spring on the CEU Rooftop

March 9, 2018

A few days ago I was locked out on the CEU rooftop.

It can happen to anyone, especially during the winter months. Because of the slippery ice, snow or wind, the building staff closed it off. It was -5°C and windy. I am from Russia, but still didn’t want to spend a night in these conditions. After checking all the doors and having a strange dialogue with the receptionist through intercom, I escaped.

A Night on Ice

February 23, 2018

At one of the first social events of 2018 on a chilly Friday evening, the CEU community once again came together leaving behind the classes, the anxiety of midterms, deadlines, and the daily routine to celebrate Valentine’s day and warm up at a traditional ice skating party.  A renowned CEU tradition for more than 10 years, it has brought together not only couples but friends and families, enthusiastic about sharing the joy of this cold-season fun-time.

A World in One Room

A world in one room. Every step you make inside the room takes you to a different country or even a different continent. This is the room filled with the smell of different spices and sounds of different languages. This is the room filled with laughter, happiness and diversity. Welcome to a place where you can meet the beauty and soul of the world. Welcome to the CEU Intercultural Festival!

Starting Over in Budapest

January 29, 2018

My name is Rebecca. I am in the Mundus Global Public Policy program at CEU. I moved from Texas to Budapest this past August with my 4-year-old son and husband. To prepare for our big adventure, we sold everything. Our family thought we were crazy to pick up and leave our careers and the comfort of our community of friends and family that we lived very close to. But we knew.