Social Life

Teaching is supplemented by various social and academic events including optional walking tours in Budapest, film-screenings, public lectures, and informal social gatherings such as a boat trip on the Danube, outings, welcome and farewell receptions, etc.

Listed below are a number of events organised by the Summer University Office. Participants will receive further details in their Welcome Pack upon arrival and later on from their course coordinators.

Opening Reception

On the evening of the first Monday, when several courses start, participants and faculty are invited for a welcome party. Occasionally, this event is combined with a panel discussion or a keynote lecture, followed by a rception where refreshments are served.

Boat trip on the Danube to Szentendre

On Sundays the SUN Office will organize a day trip on the Danube to a small, picturesque city near Budapest. (Please note that in rare cases the coordination of course schedules does not allow each course to be included in the boat trip.)
Details of the boat trip and information on Szentendre will be distributed by the course coordinators.

Click here to read an article about a Boat Trip from earlier years.

Optional walking tours in Budapest

Optional sight-seeing tours can be arranged to explore the city. Here are a few links that can be useful

Farewell party

At the end of the course courses have a reception or dinner.