ReConnected Participant Testimonials

Christopher Gardner, RH ‘21

I went to go see my family across Hungary. First group of family I saw was in Paks, and it was my second Aunt and second Uncle. It was very interesting because they didn’t speak English

, so communicating was a bit difficult. We also went to Pécs to see my extended family. We were on a mission to see if we could find our grandfather’s original house, because he grew up in Macedonia and then moved to Pécs. Our Uncle contacted us and told us that our little cousin’s house in Pécs is the house that our grandfather grew up in. And we had no idea, so that hit really hard. It was quite an experience! 

Lucy Kosty, RH'21

My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.

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Madison Jones, RH'19

I got a more thorough experience of Hungarian culture than if I would have traveled by myself...

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Mark Czeisler, RH'18

ReConnect Hungary is an exceptional opportunity to discover aspects of your past...

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