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The Opening of the Summer Course of DSS (with a video clip)

Almost a total of 150 participants from as many as thirty-six different countries will have arrived in Debrecen by the end of July to take part in the current summer course of DSS (Debrecen Summer School) with the aim of learning about the Hungarian language and Hungarian culture. 
The Opening of the Summer Course of DSS (with a video clip)
In addition to language students, there are also going to be non-native teachers of Hungarian, pharmacy majors from the US, young people from the V-4 countries, international summer camp participants, and students of Hungarian as a foreign language, coming to attend the classes and extra-mural activities offered at the summer course during the month ahead of us. Roughly 150 attendants from several continents, gathering from a truly diverse pool of countries of origin such as Bangladesh, New Zealand, Sweden, and Nigeria, will be present this year to take Hungarian classes at various levels of fluency. Traditionally, however, the highest numbers still come from the English and German speaking countries. 
 
“Debrecen Summer School is the flagship of adult higher education in Debrecen indeed, devoted to support and promote the Hungarian language and the related culture,” said Vice-Rector László Csernoch at the opening ceremony held in the venue called Aula, highlighting the international prestige and significance of DSS.
 
Lajos Barcsa, Vice-Mayor of Debrecen also delivered an address in which he noted the growing and already considerable amount of interest about our city, in which the economy and tourism, together with cultural life, including the program of events offered by the summer school, represent special attractions. He underlined the fact that the city of Debrecen regularly supports the summer course by granting HUF 500 thousand every year, which makes it possible for 3 students to participate free of charge. 
 
“The summer course of DSS continues to be as attractive as ever, which tendency might be best illustrated by the fact that there we registered 15 times as many applications submitted this year for scholarship grants, available from Tempus Public Foundation and the organizers of the summer course in addition to those issued by the Municipal Government, as in previous years,” said Péter Szaffkó. Concerning the program offer, the Managing Director of Debrecen Summer School added that the ever-popular Tuesday-night folklore gigs, where the crowd can learn about the foodways, folk custumes, music and dances of a specific region in or around Hungary, offered as a combo package, would definitely remain a staple item. On Wednesdays, performances in English and in Hungarian will be staged in the university’s  Amfiteátrum, within the series of DSS Theater Nights, while the destinations of the weekend excursions this time are going to be Hortobágy and Tokaj. Friday nights are reserved for quiz competitions on Hungary and for a taste of Hungarian gastronomy. 
 
“The summer course of DSS continues to be as attractive as ever, which tendency might be best illustrated by the fact that there we registered 15 times as many applications submitted this year for scholarship grants, available from Tempus Public Foundation and the organizers of the summer course in addition to those issued by the Municipal Government, as in previous years,” said Péter Szaffkó. Concerning the program offer, the Managing Director of Debrecen Summer School added that the ever-popular Tuesday-night folklore gigs, where the crowd can learn about the foodways, folk custumes, music and dances of a specific region in or around Hungary, offered as a combo package, would definitely remain a staple item. On Wednesdays, performances in English and in Hungarian will be staged in the university’s  Amfiteátrum, within the series of DSS Theater Nights, while the destinations of the weekend excursions this time are going to be Hortobágy and Tokaj. Friday nights are reserved for quiz competitions on Hungary and for a taste of Hungarian gastronomy. 
 
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