Cost of the program

Support from the organizers, donations from generous individuals and corporate sponsors, as well as a grant from the Government of Hungary make it possible to keep the portion paid by participants affordable.

The total costs of the program and services provided to the participants include the birthright trip, a dedicated, bi-continental professional Reconnect Hungary Team, pre-trip preparation, continual Hungarian cultural and educational resources, volunteer coordination and an alumni network.

Roundtrip airfare and taxes between New York and Budapest, all transportation to/from airports in New York and Budapest, all accommodations while in Hungary, three meals a day while in Hungary, guides in Hungary, transportation in our own bus throughout Hungary, all entrance fees to museums and historical sites, the pre-trip online course, orientation and lunch in New York.

Transportation to/from our gateway departure city, New York; passport fees, health/travel/extra baggage insurance, items of a personal nature (gifts, spending money, additional meals).

If you have to cancel after having paid, but up to 120 days before departure, we will retain a $300 administrative fee and refund you $1,800. Cancellations within 120 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of the entire $2,100 you paid for the program.

Family and friends can give the trip as a birthday, graduation or holiday present. Just click here to sponsor a participant’s trip by filling out the form and making your secure donation. You can also make out your check to “Hungarian Human Rights Foundation” and in the memo add, “Reconnect Hungary 2023”. Please mail it to: Hungarian Human Rights Foundation, 120 East 90th Street #5D, New York, NY 10128.

All fees paid by participants go directly into the program. Donations, individual and corporate sponsors are all welcome and needed! There are also creative ways for you to raise funds for your trip.

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