Culture shock in Hungary

Moving to a new country means a drastic shift in a cultural environment in which one is normally used to. Being in an unfamiliar setting can open your eyes to a new way of life. Some sort of culture shock is almost unavoidable when moving to a new country, however, these eye openers are all part of the beautiful experience. Here are some of the culture shocks I have experienced since moving to Hungary:


Valentine's day

Many stories give it various origins, Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world on the 14th of February. All of those stories which are somehow connected to Valentine's Day have one thing in common: love and honesty towards your loved ones.

Taking a look at the first story, it started as a festival, which was placed to fall on the same day when Lupercalia was celebrated. It was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus the Roman God of agriculture as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

My Erasmus+ traineeship experience

At the University of Pécs, all students have the opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies and/or Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeship. 

An Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies allows students to complete a semester or two abroad during their studies. For medical students, this means during the first five years of study. While the Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeship, allows students or recent graduates to obtain practical training in their chosen fields.