CIEE: Budapest - Central European Studies

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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... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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Friends, culture, knowledge of history - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This experience was so worthwhile. It was a nice break from the rigor and competitiveness of Wellesley. I was quite literally never stressed out and I got a new perspective on Wells making it easier to come back and finish my senior year. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
May 31, 2017 Budapest
I learned about many different cultures and made friends that I know I will keep in touch with for a long time. It was truly a worthwhile experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and came away knowing SO MUCH about hungary it was incredible - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Budapest - Central European Studies
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned quite a bit about Hungary itself, the history and current state of the EU, and a bit of Hungarian language. From the experience, I learned a lot about myself and what I desire out my life experiences. I gained so much from all the people I met, every week I would end up meeting and speaking with ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile! I gained independence, confidence, an open-mind, and memories I will cherish for a lifetime. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Budapest - Central European Studies
YES! I learned about this fascinating new culture and city, met interesting people from Hungary and from across the US, and I had a break from my stressful academic experience. Now I am happier in my college and I have made new friendships that I hope to keep for a long time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Living in the city was my first time seeing poverty first hand. There are a good number of homeless people in the city, begging on the streets. None of them were violent or a nuisance at all. They were people, just like anyone else. I would always give a handful of coins if I passed them on the street. And then I started volunte... - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I learned a new language, found comfort in a new city, and met great new friends. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Despite having problems with the over involvement of the program administrator, I did enjoy my abroad experience. I love Budapest, and how it is centrally located so that you can travel to other countries very easily. I traveled nearly every weekend, but also enjoyed exploring Budapest. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 26, 2017 Best Time Of My Life
First and foremost, my main goal in studying abroad was to see the world and travel, but I ended up learning a lot about Hungarian culture regardless. I also learned a lot about myself, so the experience was pretty rewarding. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
it was absolutely worthwhile - I became much more adventurous and self sufficient - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Tons O' Fun
America isn't the only place in the world. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I gained a lot of self awareness and knowledge of other cultures and ways of life. And I had such a fun time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was definitely worthwhile. It gave me some of the best experiences of my life that I thought I would never have. It also gave me practical skills such as navigating through a foreign country. - Fordham University View Entire Review
One of the most worthwhile experiences I have ever taken in my life. - Tulane University View Entire Review
This is honestly a very easy program to enjoy. I can't imagine anyone not being satisfied. The dollar is VERY strong here, so you can easily live like a king, or at least live comfortably if you're under an extremely tight budget. If you want to party, alcohol here is absurdly cheap. If you hate Budapest, you can leave for a bra... - Barnard College View Entire Review
This was very worthwhile, and its highly recommended. I would only consider recommending against it if you are a minority, as Hungarians can be very racist, and they aren't shy about showing it. - Tulane University View Entire Review

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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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Hungarian/Magyar Language, Literature
  • Business
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

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