A fantastic computer science program in a Sciency city, Budapest! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/10/2018 to 12/19/2018 with

Aquincum Institute of Technology / AIT - Budapest: - Creativity in Computer Science & Software Engineering

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Hungarian culture, android mobile development, computer graphics, user interface design

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Most courses are great and rigorous, expect one class which is Computer Graphics.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Most people there are really nice! I am really glad that I met them!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Fantastic apartment in the center of the city.

* Food:

Food is good, and Budapest is a cheap city for dining!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Hungarian class is the main course for me to keep in touch with the local culture. Other than that the program does not offer a lot of cultural immersion experiences.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Budapest is a save city

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Budapest is just great. And AIT-Budapest is one of the only computer science program available there.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Well, expect Hungarian class, they do not really expect you to use the language.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • City itself
  • Cheap and welcoming environment
  • Challenging courses
* What could be improved?
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Computer Graphics Course
  • More Hungarians!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Review of courses by students.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Computer Graphics

Course Department: Computer Science
Instructor: László Szécsi
Instruction Language: English
Comments: A course taught by a jerk who overtly discriminated me. The course material is lacking and confusing, and the professor can not teach.
Credit Transfer Issues: