Iyiegbu Alfreda Nneka
Study program: English Studies MA
Period of studies at ELTE: 2013.02.14 - 2014.02.15
“I have been impressed with what I call a first-class knowledge on applied linguistics.”
ELTE is widely acknowledged in Hungary to be the No. 1 university in the country and one of the high-ranked universities in Europe. More so, with the ranking and the level of knowledge offered to students at ELTE, the tuition fee is surprisingly affordable.
What do you like most about being a student at ELTE?
Coming from a different country/continent where the school system and curriculum were different, adjusting to the new environment was supposed to be difficult, but thank goodness it was not. The professors were understanding, lenient, kind, and ready to assist me, and the students were accomodating, friendly and helpful; therefore, it made my months of adaptation easy, quick and stress free. Unlike one of the universities in Hungary that i attended for a year, there is neither racism nor segregation at ELTE.
What are the challenges in your study program?
My challenge would probably be the demanding curriculum. I have somewhat integrated into the Hungarian system because I already studied in a different part of the country during my first year, so I did not experience acculturation during my study program at ELTE.
How do you think your degree will help you in your life and career?
I have been impressed with what I call a first-class knowledge on applied linguistics. Thus, I should not have a problem getting a job as an academic researcher, or jobs that do not require a specific degree.
Do you have any advice to future students at ELTE?
As a foreign student, two names, email addresses and room numbers you should never forget are: 1. Mr Jozsef Biro, international coordinator at the Faculty of Humanities, 2. Dr Attila Starcevic, teacher at the Faculty of Humanities. They are your problem solvers. Always read your reading assignments before each class.