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GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE SUMMER SCHOOL IN 2019?
The exact date of the 2019's Summer School is between the 15th and the 21th of July 2019. The location is at Csóromfölde in Hungary.

HOW CAN I GET THERE?

Participants should arrive to Budapest by the evening of 14th July the latest, to be able to reach the bus going to Csóromfölde (departing at Népliget bus station) in the morning of 15th July. The buses depart EXACTLY at 9.45 AM. The meeting point will be in the waiting room, above the ticket office at 9:15 AM. Please be on time because the buses can’t wait! If you wish to arrive by yourself (train, bus, bike etc.) you can do so. Just make sure you reach the site by the 15th July at 11 am latest! If you have any difficulty with reaching that particular bus, let us know. ​

 

We will organise also a bus back to Budapest on the last day of the summer school (21th July). The bus will depart at around 12.18 PM and arrive at Népliget bus station at around 3.30 PM. Please tell us in advance, in case you want to take any of these busses so we can organise them for the exact amount of people!

CAN I JOIN IN LATER TO THE WORKSHOP?

To ensure the strong sense of a cohesive community, we ask everyone to attend the summer school in its full length. If you cannot make it to the communal bus in the morning of the first day, you can come to Csóromfölde later that day.
If you would really like to attend but cannot make it on the first day, please arrive in the morning of the second day the latest.

CAN I LEAVE EARLIER?
Similarly, we ask everyone to attend the summer school in its whole length, as missing the end of the summer school would mean not being able to enjoy the final product and the closing ceremonies including a group discussion on the results, success and theme of the summer school.

SHOULD I BRING MY LAPTOP?
You will not need any computerised methods for the duration of the summer school. To ensure the “thinking with our hands” approach, we in fact ask participants to leave their laptops behind to enjoy all the summer school has to offer.

IS THERE INTERNET ACCESS AT CSÓROMFÖLDE?
We do not have wifi access provided at the site, but you can access 3G and 4G in the area. The neighbouring manor has wifi access, so we can arrange for you to use it shortly if you have an urgent matter to attend to.

WHAT IS THE SECURITY PROVIDED AT THE LOCATION?
The place where the summer school is organised is the property of Hello Wood and is rarely visited by any outsiders. We do not have any securely locked facilites to offer for everyone, but we can organise a locked storage for any valuables you have with you if necessary.

WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION SHOULD I EXPECT? WHAT IS THE COMFORT LEVEL?
The summer school is organised in a rural area, with accommodation provided by smaller huts scattered around the field. Every unit has 5 beds. They are comfortable but also only semi-closed, so you have to bring warm clothes for the night!
You can also camp if you’d like, as it gives you the most privacy and a real camp experience, also it can be the best option for cold nights. In this case please bring your tent. 

IS THE FOOD PROVIDED DURING THE SUMMER SCHOOL?

We provide daily 3 meals cooked by an amazing staff under a renowned chef from Budapest who uses food provided by local suppliers. We are familiar with any type of food allergy, so you do not need to bring your own food, as we are able to adapt to your needs. Your fee covers the whole provision during your time at Csóromfölde! We want to make sure, you will have a good time at our summer school!

WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING SHOULD I PREPARE WITH?
Summers in Hungary can be really hot in the daytime, so it is important to bring sun screen and comfortable summer clothes. However, it does rain sometimes and evenings can get very cold, so please think of bringing warm and waterproof clothing and shoes (closed and secure for building)!

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The deadline for students to apply to become paticipants is 26 May 2019.

 

WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN MY APPLICATION?
Your application must consist of a portfolio and a motivation letter, and you have the option to propose a presentation topic, but that is not a compulsory part of your application.

 

CAN I APPLY IF I'M NO LONGER ATTENDING A UNIVERSITY?
Yes you can, either as a student or as a project designer/team leader

 

WHEN DO I HAVE TO MAKE THE PAYMENT?
To finish and finalise your application you need to make the payment within two weeks of receiving your acceptance to participate in the summer school.

 

CAN I MAKE THE PAYMENT FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S BANK ACCOUNT?
Yes you may, but we ask to include the participant’s name in the subject of the payment.

 

CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP IF I'M NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING UNIVERSITY?
If you recently graduated (within the last 2 years), you can still send us documents from the university you attended.
If you graduated more than 2 years ago, but feel that you are highly eligible for a scholarship based on your financial situation, you can explain your status for us in an email to
education@hellowood.eu

 

CAN HELLO WOOD HELP WITH VISA DOCUMENTS?
Upon request, we can send you an official signed Letter of Acceptance, proving that you would be coming to Hungary for this summer school, to help with your visa applications. Please keep in mind that some visa procedures tend to take an extended time period, so you should ensure to carry out this process before the end of the application period to be able to make a payment and finalise your application in time.

 

CAN HELLO WOOD PROVIDE ME WITH A CERTIFICATE AFTER THE SUMMER SCHOOL?
We can provide a signed certificate after attendance. You might need it for scholarships or references at your university.

 

CAN THE HELLO WOOD SUMMER SCHOOL BE ACCREDITED FOR ECTS CREDITS?
No, the Hello Wood Summer School isn’t accredited to count towards your ECTS credits.

 


If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at education@hellowood.eu

STUDENT QUESTIONS

PROJECT LEADERS' FAQ

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The deadline for the submission of project proposals will be in April 2019, however the Open Call is not published yet, stay tuned, all info will be available by the end of February 2019! 


WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN MY SUBMITTED PROPOSAL?
Your application must consist of a filled out Registration form and your project has to be submitted at the Project Proposal form. In these we will ask you to inform us of your personal info, your experience in teaching and/or building and to best explain your project you are proposing.


CAN I PROPOSE A PROJECT IF I'M CURRENTLY A UNIVERSITY STUDENT?
We would recommend participating as a student for most university students, especially undergraduates. However, if you have participated in Hello Wood's summer schools at least 2 times and you believe that you have sufficient knowledge and experience  to propose a project, feel free to submit your proposal! In this case you are required to team up with at least 1 more person who is also returning to the program and to apply as a group of 8-10 people - this way you can all work on your own project together! More info about this special possibility will be published in accordance to our official Open Call coming out the latest by the of February 2019.

CAN I INCLUDE MATERIALS OTHER THAN THE LISTED MATERIALS HW PROVIDES?
Yes you may in moderation. We are hoping for spectacular projects providing inhabitable and long-lasting but creative spaces, which requires a clearly complex design.
Please remember to include any additional material or tool/skill necessities for your project in your proposal document.


DOES MY PROJECT PROPOSAL HAVE TO BE FULLY DEVELOPED WITH DETAILS?
No it doesn’t, as we will schedule frequent meetings with the creators of the winning proposals to develop their ideas into the final drawings, ready to be executed during the summer school. 


DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE SUMMER SCHOOL AS A PROJECT LEADER?
Yes, as the project leader, you not only design the project that is to get built, you also become the team leader during the summer school, working with approximately 15 students from several leading international universities to execute your proposed concept.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at education@hellowood.eu

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