** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Budapest is a grand place to explore Central and Eastern European history while building knowledge in business, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students take classes in English at CIEE’s partner school, Cornivus University, which is located on the banks of the Danube, as well as CIEE Budapest, which is located on the Cornivus campus. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful architecture and historic sites of both Buda and Pest and for taking part in an internship for real-world international work experience.
All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
SEE HOW DAILY LIFE
compares in a country that’s a relative newcomer to NATO and the European Union (EU).
GET A TASTE OF RURAL LIFE
Get a taste of rural life with an overnight trip to hidden gems of former Hungarian territories in neighboring countries where history and traditional customs are still alive. Explore the places foreigners seldom do.
ZERO-IN ON ALL THINGS HUNGARIAN
with classes that range from art to politics, and access courses at a leading business university.
Explore beyond the city with day trips to the 1,100-year-old Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, scenic Lake Balaton, picturesque sites at Danube Bend or Opusztaszer National Heritage Park.
Get an insider’s introduction to grand museums, galleries, and theaters.
Discover the scenic beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, traditional Hungarian hospitality and folklore.
Volunteering. Whether you tutor, help with research, or run a workshop, you’ll connect with Budapest’s people in meaningful ways by pitching in at shelters, museums, schools, and more.
Internships. Gain experience and build your resume with a for-credit internship at successful start-up companies such as Secret Sauce Partners, , Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Quadron Cybersecurity, or organizations like the American Corner, universities, and high schools.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation – an introduction to Hungarian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
The program is intended for students who have an interest in Hungary and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. This program is very suitable for a student who would like to do volunteer work or an internship.
Experience a country adjusting to new alliances: NATO and the European Union
Internships and volunteer opportunities
Field trips and cultural activities, including a 4-day study tour of Transylvania
Hungarian faculty renowned in their field
Anthropology Art/Art History Business/Business & Management Economics History Hungarian Language Management Political Science