On the early morning of 13 November a group of 8 students and ms. Gousseva left for a study trip to Budapest for five days. Since most students were taking part in the study track on Central Eastern European countries, the goal was to learn about such country in practice. And of course to experience Budapest and get to know the city better while enjoying ourselves.
Reisverslag study trip Budapest November 2016
After arriving, we got the chance to have an airport tour, where a lot was explained of what happened between descend and the next ascend of the plane. And we got to see airplanes ascend from very close up. Next we went to apartments and in the afternoon we did some sightseeing of our own while walking to Heroes’ Square. At night, we got to see the parliament building, monument for the victims of the Nazis, shoes on the Danube bank, the Chain bridge, Fisherman’s Bastion and Castle Hill in a Budapest City Walk Tour. This was very interesting because the guide that lived Budapest, provided us with all information and the stories on the monuments and events portrayed.
Professor Istvan Gyarmati
In the next days we visited the International Centre Democratic Transition, where we had a very interesting lecture on democracy by Professor Istvan Gyarmati. Furthermore, we went to the CBRE, a real estate company, where we learned what the CBRE does and in addition what the Dutch Chamber of Commerce does, as told by the representative of the Dutcham. Moreover, a visit was planned to the Zuyd’s partner University, the International Business School in Budapest.
Additionally, visits to several museums were planned but not obligatory. However, most students did join to visit the museums. We visited the Zwack museum, which is about the Hungarian liquor brand Unicum and its family company history, the chocolate museum and the house of Terror, which is about the Hungary in the second world war and in the Soviet era. There was some free time to go to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, to go shopping or to see more of the city. On the last day, we had time to work on our field research assignment.
The trip was well organized and it all went very smoothly. We had a really good time together in Budapest and got to know the city better. It was both educational and a lot of fun. We would definitely take part in the study trip again.
studente Zuyd Hogeschool