On November 27, on its fifth anniversary, Philanthropy Day became Philanthropy Week, full of exciting events everyone could get involved in. I had the chance to be part of Bake it >> Make it >>Forward, a very special event that encouraged the members of the CEU community to show off their baking skills by preparing sweet or savory treats or national specialties; and to share their skills which could be useful to their community, such as fixing laptops and more. (This was a twist from last year Bake it forward!)
To cap off Philanthropy Week at CEU, the Student Philanthropy Council and the Alumni Relations office organized a Pub Quiz on Friday night. Philanthropy week, an expanded version of Philanthropy day which has been held annually at CEU, emphasized the importance of philanthropy and expressing gratitude to the people who support CEU.
Budapest is a great place to be, if you are into modern or contemporary art. Just find some time in-between writing assignments and reading in the CEU Library, and the city will provide you with a broad spectrum of quality art-experiences with its state-run institutions, rich museums’ collections, private galleries and the vibrant independent scene.
On November 9, the Open Mic took place in the framework of DeStress Days at CEU. The Open Mic, which is an annual event jointly hosted by the CEU Student Union, Alumni Relations Office, the Student Leadership and Service Office, this year was organized by the Alumni Scholarship Recipients (ASRs) – me and Fatih. It gathered more than one hundred people – staff, alumni and students – who love art in its various forms.
I was asking my friends studying at CEU about CEU and its social life before I came here. They kept pointing out the ‘diversity’ and the co-existence of ‘different’ cultures in the University. I tried to understand why they kept talking about diversity. Since I started studying at CEU, I’ve seen how amazing diversity at this university really is, and how big a part it has to play in the university culture. Moreover, I’ve realized that I am also from a ‘different’ culture because I have to explain to my friends what ‘halal food’ is when I say, “I only eat halal food.”
Let there be light, and let there be celebrations!
Being away from home in a new place is thrilling and challenging at the same time. However, the inability to replicate the festive scenario and celebratory vibes in the somewhat alien surroundings at the time of festivities could prove to be disheartening. However, at CEU, where diversity is accommodated and cherished, the South Asian students decided to wash away the blues of missing the festivities by making everyone a part of the Diwali celebrations on October 20, 2017.
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Now that you’ve decided to make Budapest your base for the next 10 to 50+ months, let our Alumni Scholarship Recipients help you find a place to call home in the city.
It can be all too easy to get carried away when you’re trying to squeeze your life into a suitcase and prepare for all eventualities in a new country. Luckily, there are those who have been there before you. Here are some tips from CEU’s Alumni Scholarship Recipients to make packing for the big move a bit easier for you.
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Shopping in a new country can be heaps of fun but also frustrating at times, especially if you’re yearning for a taste of home. Here are some tips from CEU’s Alumni Scholarship Recipients to make sure that you’re prepared when the cravings hit.