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Where: Hotel Azúr , Siófok (HU).

Hotel Azúr on beautiful Lake Balaton in Siófok Hungary

Date: 24 Feb, 2019 -  01 Mar, 2019
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SHARE Education Services
 2019 Hungary Family Education Conference
Siófok, Hungary
February 24 – March 1, 2019
Registration for this conference is now open. 
The teen program is now full. We encourage you to register for the GR conference. Otherwise, you may register which will put your teen on a waitlist. Reimbursements will be made if a teen slot does not become available or you choose to withdraw your registration. If a slot becomes available, you will be notified.

This conference focuses on children’s education for English-speaking families who are living and serving cross-culturally throughout Europe and Eurasia. 

  • Seminars for parents will assist you in making informed education decisions for your family.
  • Examine new resources for educating children and consult individually with educators and counselors who care about your family’s unique needs.
  • Educational assessment in English will be available for children.
  • Quality programs for children and teens offer activities for building relational and academic skills.
  • Expand your libraries by exchanging resources with other families.

Conference Location


Hotel Azúr

8600 Siófok,

 Vitorlás u.11


 Tel: +36-84-605-400


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When to Arrive and Depart


Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon (24 February 2019) after 2 pm. If your child will participate in the early achievement testing time slot on Sunday, you will want to arrive on Saturday (23 February 2019). Testing will begin at 8:30 am on Sunday. The teens begin their program at 7 pm Sunday evening. Adult and children’s programs begin on Monday morning. Departure is after lunch on Friday (1 March 2019). If you wish to depart on Saturday (2 March 2019), please indicate that on the registration form now, as rooms may not be available later for Friday evening.



Adult Program


This year’s adult program staff includes a wide array of international educators with experience in many kinds of schooling options. Conference staff members have hundreds of years of combined experience in education, many of those years served in cross-cultural settings. Because of their passion to see your family thrive, these volunteers have raised funds and offered their time to come and serve your family.

The adult program includes plenary sessions and practical workshops on making sound education decisions, teaching your children, and growing together as a family.

  • Education planning
  • Helps for special needs learners
  • Understanding Third Culture Kids
  • Success in using local schools
  • Learning in a second language
  • Online schooling
  • Teaching strategies for parents
  • University preparation
  • Career exploration for teens
  • Help with specific academic subjects
  • Helping your Children Grow Emotionally and Spiritually
  • And many more
Our Speakers:

Dr. Debra Bell profile debrabell

A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids from kindergarten through high school graduation. She has a passion for supporting families living and serving cross-culturally and has been a keynote or featured speaker at national and international venues for more than twenty years. A lifelong learner, Debra holds a bachelor’s degree in communications education, a master’s in English, and a doctorate in educational psychology. Today, she is a full-time author, a Situ, and executive director for Aim Academy.



Kathy Kuhlprofile kathykuhl equips parents to help kids and teens who learn differently. She has taught ages 2 through adults, in public, coop, homeschool, and retreat settings. For parents, Kathy wrote Encouraging Your Child, and has been told her second book, Staying Sane as You Homeschool, should have been titled Staying Sane as You Raise Kids.  Kathy is best known for writing Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for anyone helping children with challenges, including ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and/or giftedness. Her books are based on her experience, research, and interviews with 64 parents homeschooling children with learning disabilities. Kathy will offer several workshops and individual consultations throughout the week. 



Daniel Hahnprofile danielhahn launched Catalyst Int’l in 2004 as a way of focusing support on overseas workers. As a teenager, Daniel’s family served in Ghana, West Africa where he developed compassion for struggling nations and people. In addition to having led many international ministry teams, Daniel has been involved in numerous relief projects around the world. He received a doctorate in Marriage & Family Ministry from Talbot School of Theology and taught in an adjunct role there for six years. Has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, currently serving as Lead Pastor at Bible Fellowship Church in Ventura, California. Daniel will be our devotional speaker for the week.





Programs for Children and Teens


Be sure to register early as the children and teen programs fill up fast! Once classes are full, we will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations.


Babies to teens will have age-appropriate programs with activities led by experienced caregivers and educators and designed to reach all learning styles.



Infants and Toddlers will receive loving care from a team of childcare workers and Preschoolers will have their own program of crafts, stories and physical activities.


Ages 5-12:

The program theme for children ages 5-12 this year is Ancient Rome. Activities will promote group skills in addition to academic knowledge. Music, physical activities and crafts will round out a fun-filled week! This program is appropriate only for children who are fluent in English.



We love teens at SHARE! Our staff is eager to spend the week with you. Come join us for awesome fellowship, inspirational worship, and creative, hilarious activities. In addition, our speakers have prepared topics just for you. From the first evening, you will meet new friends and reconnect with friends you haven't seen in a while. And don't forget the field trip! We want you to have a great week where you can connect with the Lord and hang out with other TCK's who "get" you. We can't wait to see you! 


Teens desiring to participate in career discovery may register for the Career Direct online assessment and meet with a consultant at the conference. The cost is $55.



Please note that we are holding the teen program to 50 in efforts to better serve our wonderful teens! Please consider coming to Greece if you do not get a place in the Hungary conference. At both conferences, the programs will be the same theme and activities, with the exception of the field trip destination. 



Academic Assessment Program


SHARE offers the following options if you desire an education assessment for your child. You may sign up as you register or email us if you decide later to add an assessment. The last date to sign up for testing is January 15. You will be sent a link to a questionnaire to provide the testing team with the information they need to properly determine the most appropriate assessment tool.

ERDA - Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment (Grades K-2)
Sponsoring Agency: $25; Non-sponsoring agency: $35; Others $50
This test provides information on the development of the concepts and skills your child needs to become a successful reader.  Phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are all part of the ERDA.


Achievement Testing (Grades 3-12)  
Sponsoring Agency: $45; Non-sponsoring agency: $65; Others: $100
These tests offer assessment in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Group Achievement testing for grades 3-8 will be separated into two sessions. Session One time slot may be chosen from either Sunday morning, February 24, from 8:30 to 12:00, OR Tuesday afternoon, February 26, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. Session two will be Sunday afternoon, February 24, for all participants, from 1:30 to approximately 4:00 pm. Testing for grades 9-12 will be on Sunday afternoon, February 24, from 1:30 to approximately 5:30 pm.

Note:  SHARE recommends testing every other year, but these tests are appropriate for families requiring or desiring annual testing.


Occupational Therapy Evaluation (Ages birth – adult)

(US Price $250) Sponsoring Agency: $120; Non-sponsoring agency: $150; Others: $200

 This testing may be helpful in determining the causes underlying developmental delays, behavioral and sensory issues, difficulties with focusing and attending, illegible handwriting and dyspraxia, as well as other coping challenges. Using a parent interview, clinical observations and formal testing, the therapist will examine a variety of foundational skills needed for normal growth and development. 


Dyslexia Screening (ages 7 and up)
(US Price $850)  Sponsoring Agency: $120; Non-sponsoring agency: $150; Others: $200

This screening is appropriate for a child experiencing significant struggles in learning and showing signs of dyslexia (http://dyslexiamylife.org/signs_dsy.html).  Space is limited for this testing.


RWD - Reading/Writing Delay Screening (ages 6-14)
(US Price $850) Sponsoring Agency: $120; Non-sponsoring agency: $150; Others: $200

This test is helpful in determining what might be the cause of a language delay, and is particularly useful for bilingual children.


Speech Evaluation
(US Price $250) Sponsoring agency: $120; Non-sponsoring agency: $150; Others: $200

This assessment evaluates milestones of speech development in children, articulation of speech sounds, and voice impairments and stuttering.


Language Evaluation
(US Price $250) Sponsoring agency: $120; Non-sponsoring agency: $150; Others: $200

This assessment evaluates milestones of language development in children, including receptive and expressive language skills, language processing skills (word association, listening and following directions), as well as pragmatic and social aspects of communication.


PEA - PsychoEducational Assessment (ages 5 and up) 
(US Price $2250) Sponsoring agency: $200; Non-sponsoring agency: $300; Others: $500
If a child is experiencing significant struggles in areas that affect his/her education, extended testing will be available. The results of this assessment may show indications of learning disabilities. Space is limited for this testing.


*Testing fees may be paid via a link sent to you once the specific assessments are confirmed.




Conference Registration Fees


Exchange rates may vary at time of registration.

Early Registration

Nov. 1 - Nov. 31, 2018

Early Registration Fee  (10% discount)

Sponsoring Agency*

(additional 20% discount)


$225 single  (~198 Euros)

$315 couple  (~277 Euros)

$180 single (~158 Euros)

$252 couple  (~222 Euros)

Teens (13+)

$81  (~71 Euros)

$64.80  (~56 Euros)

Children (0-12)

$54  (~48 Euros)

$43.20  (~35 Euros)


Regular registration

Dec. 1 - Feb. 1, 2019

Registration Fee

Sponsoring Agency*

(additional 20% discount)


$250 single (~221 Euros)

$350 couple (~309 Euros)

$200 single (~177 Euros)

$280 couple  (~247 Euros)

Teens (13+)

$90 (~79 Euros)

$72  (~63 Euros)

Children (0-12)

$60  (~53 Euros)

$48  (~42 Euros)


*If you are unsure whether your agency is a sponsor of SHARE Education Services, contact your agency representative or ask us at the “contact us” button on this website. You will need a code to get the discount when you register.


Scholarships toward registration fees: If conference costs will prevent your family from joining us, you may apply for a scholarship to reduce the conference registration fee. You will still need funds for housing, meals and travel. BEFORE you register, write to the “contact us” button on this site and request assistance. Please list your agency in your request. We will gladly send you a discount code to enter on the site as you register. The number of scholarships is limited so first come, first served.  These scholarships are provided by individuals in North America who believe in the mission of SHARE and the benefit of this conference to your family and we are happy to try to ensure your family’s participation. These funds are intended only for families who are serving cross-culturally with evangelical non-profit agencies.




Hotel Fees


Half Board Rates include breakfast, lunch and one coffee break per day. All prices are per person, not per room. A local tax of 400 HUF/day will be added to each person age 18 and older.

Rates per person/per night

Approximate costs in USD

ADULT (18 + years) in a shared room



ADULT in a single room



CHILD  sharing parents room   (0-3,99 years)



CHILD sharing parents room    (4-11,99 years)



CHILD sharing parents room    (12-13,99 years)

33,5 EURO


CHILD sharing parents room    (14-17,99 years)



CHILD in a connecting room, minimum 2 children (0-11,99 years)



**Must be at least two paying children in a connecting room. 

Breakfast and lunch are included in the per day prices. The evening meal will be on your own. There are restaurants in the area and grocery stores in town (8 minutes by bus or 15 minute walk). The hotel restaurant will be open each evening and the hotel grill will offer grilled specialties, pizza, salads, sandwiches and soups.


Hotel Notes:

  • Be sure to bring your bathing suit as the hotel has a lovely pool and other spa amenities. The pool will remain open until 21:00 (9 pm) each evening.
  • The hotel requests no wheelie shoes or skateboards inside the hotel.



Shuttle Service Times and Fees


The nearest airport is Budapest.  Let us know now if you need shuttle service from the Budapest airport to the hotel even if you don’t yet have your travel itinerary. There is also train service to Siófok and we can pick you up at the station.


Shuttle service will be available from Budapest Liszt Ferenc airport to Hotel Azúr between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm ONLY. We will be able to provide service on the following dates: 23 and 24 February and 1 and 2 March.  The trip is approximately 80-90 minutes from the airport to the hotel, depending on traffic. Shuttle fees may be paid via a secure online payment link which we’ll send after we receive your travel itinerary.

Adults  $80 round trip 
Teens $60 round trip
Children $40 round trip


How to Pay


Conference registration must be paid online as you register. You will be directed automatically to a secure payment site where you may pay by credit card or PayPal account on the PayPal payment portals. If you have entered a code, the amount of the discount or scholarship will be deducted automatically but be sure to click on “apply discount” before you hit the “submit” button. You will receive a payment confirmation from PayPal but your place at the conference is not secured until you receive a confirmation email from SHARE at the address you entered on your registration form.


Early registration discounts are available through November 31, 2018. February 1, 2019 will be the last day to receive a full refund on your registration fee if you need to cancel. Refunds of 50% will be available after that time unless there are other families waiting to take your place. 


If you belong to a SHARE sponsoring agency, please ask your agency’s SHARE representative for your code in order to receive the sponsoring agency discount.  If you are unsure whether your agency is a sponsor of SHARE Education Services or you do not know who your SHARE representative is, ask us at the “contact us” button on this website.


Housing costs will be paid to the hotel when you leave at the end of the conference. Visa/MasterCard and Hungarian Forint are acceptable forms of payment to the hotel. A credit card must be presented upon arrival to secure your payment. Actual costs will be deducted from your card, or you may pay in cash when you check out. There are local banks for exchanging money and ATM machines nearby for getting Hungarian Forint.


Shuttle fees may be paid via a secure online payment link after we receive your travel itinerary.


We will send additional conference details in January to all who have registered but feel free to write any time you have questions.


NOTE: SHARE Education Services cannot provide letters of invitation for persons needing visas into Hungary.