Testimonials

Meet some of our ReConnected Participants and read what they say about the Hungarian Birthright Program.


Sarah Carroll, RH'18

“The program helped me not only to come close to my ancestry, but find myself and a path for my future. It opens cultural doors and is a once in a lifetime experience. Read more ...

Madison Fritz, RH'18

“The program is an incredible way to familiarize yourself with Hungary and your family's roots, while getting to do many things a typical tourist wouldn't have the chance to do with an incredible group of people. Read more ...

Mark Czeisler, RH'18

“ReConnect Hungary is an exceptional opportunity to discover aspects of your past with others who have similar roots. The best part is the connections and community you build with other participants, guides and people in Hungary. Read more ...

Ivey Gage, RH'18

“It's an amazing opportunity unlike an others for someone in my shoes. Not only seeing Budapest, but learning the history, the culture, the present. Then getting to eat all the food, drink all teh wine, and live the nightlife. Read more ...

Jordyn Barone, RH'18

“My Hungarian language skills greatly improved on this trip. I was able to interact with locals and make my way around Budapest. I was great meeting other people with similar backgrounds to mine. Read more ...

Allison Dempsey, RH'17

“It's nearly impossible for me to summarize Reconnect Hungary 2017 in just a few words. Being able to spend two and a half weeks exploring my great-grandfather's homeland and city with my brother in tow was an honor and a privilege. Read more ...

Nicholas Hegyi, RH'17

"ReConnect Hungary is a fantastic way for young adults of Hungarian heritage to learn more about their roots. I found the Program especially helpful as a fourth generation Hungarian with limited language understanding. Read more ...

Michelle Fogel, RH'17

“The program provides a network of Hungarian people, who can all connect and share something. It provides a cultural community and allows people to get to know the family history and heritage roots.”

Zack Cramp, RH'15

“It is an incredible way to not only understand the history of our country and people, but also to learn about life in modern-day Hungary. Read more ...

Kathleen Muckenhirn, RH'15

“It is a great experience that you are not going to get any other way. It’s a unique trip with people your own age and with the same heritage, focused on allowing you to grow closer to your history. Read more ...

Michelle Geosits, RH'15

"It was absolutely unreal visiting my family in Szentpéterfa and seeing the source of my heritage and being welcomed with open arms. Read more ...

Alexander Jetta Koves, RH'14

“Through this experience I have strengthened my Hungarian roots and learned about Hungary’s cultural and economic strengths and weaknesses. Read more ...

Amy Gardi, RH'14

“My experience on the Reconnect Hungary trip was life changing. For me this trip was an opportunity to better connect myself to the feelings of my family. Read more ...

Aliecia Anderson, RH'14

“ReConnect Hungary is an exceptional program that has allowed me to fully understand and appreciate my own culture and roots. Read more ...

Kathleen Horan, RH'13

"The reason I recommend this program to other young Hungarian-Americans is because it is a great way to experience the country your family came from and it allows you to better understand their customs. Read more ...

Monika Mohácsi, RH'13

"ReConnect provides a unique prospective through guides who grew up in Hungary, allowing us to get a more in-depth learning experience. I've learned how important it is to keep culture and tradition alive.... Read more ...

Peter Takács, RH'13

"My family has always been proud of our Hungarian origin, but now – thanks to the ReConnect Hungary program – my Hungarian identity was strengthened. Read more ...

Jonathan Naser, RH'12

This program is the ideal first step for reconnecting with your heritage. In just 2 weeks you learn so much vital information on history, culture and language that is relevant to you. Read more ...

Veronika Nagy, RH'12

"The best part of the ReConnect Hungary journey is the variety of programs. Each day you learn something new about the country. Read more ...

Sophia Gottfried-Fischler, RH'12

"The opportunity of a lifetime… to fill the gap in my cultural identity. I hope to stay active in the program and inspire other Hungarian-American youth to connect with their heritage."

Betty Roos, RH'12

"Everything was so well-organized that it allowed us to definitely absorb all that we could about our heritage. Read more ...