As due to the COVID-19 pandemic many international students had to change their plans for this summer, they decided to bring out the best of their Hungarian stay together. Those who remained in the dormitory launched an initiative with the name „Hallgatók kertje” and started growing plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables. By today, students from 13 countries take part in the project including Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Syria, Peru, Mongolia, Ghana, Sudan and Azerbaijan.
During her visit, State Secretary Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich greeted all Stipendium Hungaricum students at the Kertészeti Tanüzem, and Fernanda Ramos Diaz, a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship holder at Szent István University spoke about the project and its history in details. State Secretary Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich also visited the students’ garden, where numerous plants such as potatoes, peppers, zucchini or watermelons are grown.