One semester internship in Hungary
21 July 2023

During one semester internship, a student of the ISU Faculty of History Tatiana Puzynia attended the oldest university in Hungary. At the University of Pécs she was improving her skills in the field of foreign policy and international relations.

Tatiana is a third-year student of “International Relations”. She got to Hungary through the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program, becoming the first among the students of the ISU Faculty of History to win a scholarship from the Tempus Foundation.

About her internship at the University of Pécs and her stay in one of the most beautiful and authentic countries of Europe with a unique Magyar culture imbued with history and traditions:


“When I was choosing international relations as the sphere of my future interests three years ago, of course, I also thought about going on an internship at a foreign university during my studies. At the end of 2021, I found out about the opportunity to apply for an internship in another country, I chose Hungary, because the conditions of the scholarship turned out to be the most suitable for me. I took a chance and won.

At the University of Pécs, lectures are given by teachers with a high English proficiency, so I didn’t experience any problems in learning. I was able to attend lectures read not only by Hungarian teachers, but also by invited foreign teachers from Turkey, the USA, the Czech Republic and even from Ethiopia.

Overall, my stay in Hungary was comfortable. It is a beautiful country in the center of Europe, with magnificent architecture, rich history and interesting traditions. I would also like to say that the city of Pécs has an ancient history and preserves the memory of the former greatness of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. The Peter and Paul's Cathedral Basilica, where Franz Liszt played the organ, the Mosque of Pasha Kasim, as well as ancient Christian burials are the reasons why the city is particularly famous.

I must say that I got this experience thanks to studying at my dear ISU Faculty of History and to the assistance of the teachers of our department.

To sum up, I would like to encourage students who are thinking about internships abroad not to be afraid of anything and take risks.”