Foreign students’ visit to the Parlament from Dunaújváros
Twenty international students of the University of Dunaújváros had the well-deserved opportunity to visit the Hungarian Parliament last week. The youngs were hosted and shown around by Mónika Bartos representative, vice-president of the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Hungarian National Group.
The students earned the trip from dr. Orsolya Falus, the lecturer of the Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Communication and Media as a reward in exchange for their continued effort during the semester. The subject’s main focus was on media and governmental law, where they were able to learn more about the fundamental law of Hungary and the consistence of the Congress.
The students arrived to Budapest with a private bus organized by the university. In the House of Congress beside Mónika Bartos her colleague, Tamás Ary coordinated the visit. The youngs did not come with empty hands, they prepared with a performance and sang one of the most famous Hungarian folk songs „Tavaszi szél vizet áraszt”, indeed it was the most touching moment of the day.
The representatives talked about the operation of the parliament, the role of the Interparliamentary Union, about the activity of the Sustainable Development- and the Foreign Affairs’ Committee, and they also detailed the different tasks that need to be done by these departments.
It was a special experience for them – explained dr. Orsolya Falus – as after learning about the principals of the Hungarian law for a semester, they were able to see with their own eyes, where the important decisions of the country are made. Before heading back to Dunaújváros, the students were able to do a short sightseeing and they paid a visit to the Advent market in Budapest.
Ten percent of the total number of students at the University of Dunaújváros are international ones. According to dr. Falus Orsolya their presence is very important, because as they head back to their home country, they take up the role of being Hungary’s little ambassadors.