CEU has a relatively generous grant policy, enabling students to further their thesis research by conducting short-term research trips to institutions outside of Hungary. Trying to reduce my carbon footprint in recent years, I have strived to use ground transport rather than fly whenever it’s possible to reach my destination in under 24 hours.
Central European University has a lot to offer, both in terms of academia and a great sense of community. However, there are some amazing things at CEU that go way beyond these two. We are all aware that CEU just inaugurated two state of the art facilities right in the heart of Budapest. Apart from the academically magnanimous library and smart lecture rooms, one of the most defining features of the new buildings is the 7th floor roof garden.
When I first came to CEU, my fellow Alumni Scholarship Recipients (ASR) were some of the first people I met. The program provided a warm welcome and good introduction to student life. If you’re an incoming student this year, you should consider applying! It surprised me how many of my fellow students hadn’t heard of it, so let me tell you what the program is and what it’s like to be an Alumni Scholarship Recipient.
As an Alumni Scholarship recipient this year, I signed up for the Alumni Phonathon campaign as my way of giving back to the school and reaching out to the alumni who have so generously supported my education. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to go to CEU if not for them, and it was nice to be able to personally thank them. But as it turned out, this experience ended up teaching me a lot as well. I have a collection of calls that I’ll never forget.
Cooking can be therapeutic in the face of numerous deadlines. If you are anything like me, grocery shopping is an essential part of the week. Here are some of the “go to” places for groceries in Budapest.
The Central European University Career Camp was a week full of career development programs to help students kick start their career goals. A plethora of sessions were designed to tackle the most pressing career related questions and topics that students face while starting their job search. From longer workshops that deepen to a specific topic, to “grab and go” style lunch break info sessions, every CEU student could find a program that fit into his or her interest area.