ReConnected Participant Testimonials

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.

I learned about the nation that my family came from and the culture that indirectly raised me. Understanding Hungarian culture and comparing it to the U.S. is something more valuable than any other experience I’ve had. The biggest issue currently in Hungary is reclaiming a ‘Hungarian’ national identity. This program was designed to show American youth the new thriving Hungarian culture in an effort to connect us to this Hungarian identity.”

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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