My Hungarian experiences and memories - by Nour Al Wattar

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:18

Hungary is a very international country, I met new friends from all around the world here so I learned a lot about their different cultures and languages. I love the sense of happiness I get every time I walk by the Danube river and enjoy the music playing everywhere in the streets.

Nour Al Wattar

 

Every time I get asked about how I came across the stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme and the reason why I chose Hungary, all the memories of my bachelor’s graduation in my home country Syria come to my mind. I believe that, that day changed my life and made me more confident about myself.

In that day, I entered the ceremony hall earlier to take some pictures on the stage and with the microphone, the guests started entering the hall, and out of excitement, I started welcoming them while I am still on that stage. The responsible of the ceremony was very happy about what I did, came closer to me asked me to be the ceremony's host and to read a welcoming speech too , I was very happy but I wished I knew about this earlier so I’d have prepared a proper speech, but thank you to the search engine, I picked a speech , I changed a few lines as needed, then I was ready with my full proper speech 3 minutes before the opening of the ceremony.

In that moment, I realized that all that you have to do is to believe in yourself and never say I cannot. You can do whatever you want, you can make all your dreams come true, hard work is always the key for every closed door. I had many days in my life wondering how my life would ever change, I had many disappointments, but nothing could stop me from trying and trying over and over again.

Nour Al Wattar

I believe that war is the worst thing anyone can ever go through, but there must be a light always at the end of every road, and for me, that light was when I heard about this scholarship programme from my sister, studying abroad has always been on the top of her list but she couldn’t make it in any scholarship yet. In that day she told me about this wonderful opportunity, and while she was submitting her application, she encouraged and helped me a lot to submit mine too. A completely new chapter of my life began the day I received the acceptance letter at Károli Gáspár University.

My long-range career objectives are to work with an International Organization in my home country for Protecting Children Rights and to establish my own law firm one day.

I am very grateful for the chance I got to study at Károli Gáspár University. Our Professors helped us to extend our knowledge of Law in different areas and shared their knowledge and experience. The most beautiful experience I had during my studies at KRE was our participation in the International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna. We worked all together as one hand, we shared our experiences in arbitration as we were very diverse in the team from different parts of the world and from a very different legal background.

During the year I spent in Hungary I experienced a lot of new cultural differences, for example, I was very impressed with all aspects of Hungarian Christmas traditions and the wonderful trees decorations, I spent most of my December days at the wonderful Christmas Markets.In addition to this, I fell in love with the goulash soup, I will try to cook it to my family and friends when I go back to Syria, I am sure they will like it so much.

Hungary is a very international country, I met new friends from all around the world here so I learned a lot about their different cultures and languages. I love the sense of happiness I get every time I walk by the Danube river and enjoy the music playing everywhere in the streets.

Every time I get asked about my favorite memories of Hungary, I feel so much love deep inside my heart and I remember all the amazing memories engraved in my mind, my favorite will be the very cozy Christmas dinner I had with my Best friends from the Netherlands and Colombia, we prepared with love very delicious meals from our countries, we end it up eating all together our favorite traditional meals and enjoying the Christmas movie after that. I felt very warmed and happy that day, I felt like home.

Nour Al Wattar

Also my Birthday in Hungary was very special to me, I invited all my friends to our student’s hostel, and I cooked many delicious Syrian meals, the moment they were all around me singing the birthday song with many different languages I felt so much love and gratitude from the bottom of my heart, I felt a great warmth and joy which I will never forget. I knew that I will remember this day every time I blow my Birthday candles in my life.

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church for giving me this wonderful opportunity to carry on with my higher education, gain more experiences, get a step closer to my dream and enable me to share my knowledge with my fellow learners in my home country; Syria. I was honored to enroll in European and International Business Law LL. M. program.

Thank you to Budapest; the place that brought joy to my heart, it gave me the most wonderful opportunities and experiences I will never ever forget in my entire life.


Nour Al Wattar
From Damascus-Syria