About the program
ReConnect Hungary is a unique cultural, educational and social immersion program for young adults of Hungarian heritage.... Read More ...
Your birthright trip
This is not your run-of-the-mill sightseeing program. There is so much to see in the country, but we've selected a few "must... Read More ...
Scroll down to find an answer to every possible question you might want to ask. The answers below are compiled from multiple... Read More ...
Cost of the program
The program provides a scholarship worth $2,200, making your out-of-pocket expense only $1,800, which includes a $300 deposit,... Read More ...
Information for parents
What your child will experience—the exclusive events, access, quality offerings in programs—simply cannot be found in any... Read More ...
The program is a public-private partnership organized by the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation, supported by Hungarian American and... Read More ...
ReConnect Hungary 29+
A special, one-time birthright trip for Hungarian-Americans and Canadians aged 29 and older. Trip dates: June 16 - July... Read More ...
Visit Transylvania for a week right after the Hungarian birthright trip, or apply for our new scholarship: live, teach and... Read More ...
Visit Transylvania for a week right after the Hungarian birthright trip, or apply for our new scholarship: live, teach and intern for a semester.
A total of three million ethnic Hungarians live as minorities in the seven countries surrounding Hungary. The largest of these communities is in Transylvania, Romania. The extraordinary opportunity for participants to experience Transylvania in a 7-day excursion immediately following the ReConnect Hungary trip is now a permanent offering. The whirlwind immersion uncovers the region’s natural beauty and the historical landmarks and living cultural traditions. Descending into the Salt Mines of Torda, meeting Hungarian decision-makers in Kolozsvár (Cluj), seeing the treasures of the Teleki Téka library in Marosvásárhely (Targu Mures), walking through a Székely gate—those who choose this program do and see just about everything!
View the 2017 Transylvania trip itinerary.
New Scholarship Opportunity for young adults in Transylvania.
It is an exciting opportunity for young adults to gain valuable work experience and also mentor local university students in Transylvania. The full scholarship covers transatlantic airfare, room, board and a stipend for the 3-6 month program.
The program empowers the participants in three ways:
Teaching: you mentor high school or university students informally by tutoring them in English and deepening their knowledge of American culture.
Interning: you gain invaluable, hands-on work experience by volunteering 25 hours a week at a nonprofit, each one with a different mission, and forming a network of professional contacts
Connecting: you have the opportunity to learn upfront and personal how other young Hungarians live; make life-long friends; and enrich your identity through Hungarian cultural immersion that simply is not possible elsewhere.