In Deák, there are more than 1000 students, which leads to a great and colorful community. Some of us come from other towns, and since our highschool is a bilingual school, we can meet people with different nationalities. Today we bring you an interview with a special student to get to know him a bit more.
Can we get a little introduction?
My name is Atila Naeimi. I’m 17 years old, and I’m from Iran, Rasht City. About my family: I’m an only child, my mom is studying biology here, and my dad works in a factory. My hobbies are watching movies, listening to music and playing volleyball, and I’m really interested in sports.
Wow, Iran is not here in the neighborhood, can you tell us how you got here, and why you chose this school?
Around 4 months ago my mom decided to come here for University, and she decided to bring me here too. At first we found an English school in Budapest but it was too far from Szeged, so I would have been alone. Then we started to search for a school in Szeged, and we found this bilingual highschool. Now I will stay here for a while, but I don’t know exactly how long.
And how do you study in school? What classes do you attend?
I participate in English classes, and sometimes Hungarian ones also, but I don’t take any exams or tests. Furthermore, I have found a teacher to improve my Hungarian, but it’s so hard.
Tell us a bit about your experiences in Hungary!
I don’t have much experience here, I just explored the city, shopped in Árkád. I also tried Hungarian foods, but they are so different from the Iranian ones, because we use different ingredients and spices.
What’s your favorite thing here?
Most people here have dogs, and I love seeing that they care so much about animals.
And do you have a pet?
Yes, I have a cat.
What differences do you find between Iran and Hungary?
About our differences, I could say that we have different religions. Another difference is the population, which is over 80 million in Iran.
Can you tell us a few things about your culture: dishes, habits?
For example, we have a popular dish in my country, which consists of rice and some vegetables, and beside that, we eat fish.
As a habit, we usually visit our relatives and read poetry books and tell stories to each other. And usually grandparents give presents to younger people.
And what cultural events do you have?
We have a lot of events in a year, for example, we have an event where we celebrate the last Wednesday of the year, and we do fireworks. Then we have another event where families get together and read a poetry book called „hafez”, which is popular in our country.