BGSZC II. Rákóczi Ferenc Technikum, Budapest

BGSZC II. Rákóczi Ferenc Technikum was founded in 1916. It is a state school with great traditions. Since its foundation it has been providing vocational training in the downtown of Budapest, called Erzsebetvaros.

For decades, the secondary school has been an apprenticeship of the ELTE University of Science, and its leading teachers are also involved in teachers’ training.

In the 4-storey building, the students have classrooms equipped with digital devices, a cozy courtyard and a large terrace. The 3 gyms, the classroom specifically equipped for hosting and service, the 5 IT specialist rooms, the group and community areas in the school corridor all serve the development of our students. The school is the base institution of the Pedagogical Training Centre and also has a partnership-cooperation with the LanguageCert Language Centre.

The school’s main profiles are now tourism and hospitality and economics and management.

Tourism class:

This training is recommended for students who like learning languages, would like to work as a guide, a travel agent, an interpreter or event organizer. In the fifth year our students study in dual system and after completing the vocational training they will receive a professional qualification in tourism-hospitality.

Economics class:

The students study basic economics and law, which makes it possible for them to get acquainted with the basic terminology of economics and the world of work. After finishing school they can work in the economic sector (banks, bookkeeping, insurance, public finances).

In both classes, from grade 9 students can choose a second foreign language: German, Italian or Russian.

The schedule of the school year/day:

  • Autumn break: 3-5 days at the end of October
  • Winter break: from late December to early January
  • Spring break: around Easter
  • Final exams for school-leavers: from early May to late June
  • Summer break: middle of June to the end of August
  • Students of tourism (11th and 12th grades) have a 5-week-long summer internship
  • A regular school day starts at 8:30, with 45-minute-long lessons and it usually lasts till about 15.00.

Out-of-school programs:

  • English Project Week for the 9th grade students
  • Professional Days – students can meet with representatives of the economic sector
  • freshman camp in late August
  • freshman initiation in October
  • prom usually late autumn-early winter
  • funny-dress party in February
  • Rákóczi Students’ and Sport’s Day in April
  • graduation
  • professional and class trips
  • and more