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Program Description

Overview

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Overview

See Budapest though the eyes of its people. Through a series of specially designed courses, you’ll develop insight into Hungary’s historic, political, economic, and social development in the wider comparative context within Europe. Internships, volunteer work, cultural activities, and excursions will bring this beautiful city and its local traditions to life.

By participating in this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take CIEE and Corvinus University courses, which provide a rewarding and challenging academic program in one of Europe’s most interesting cities
  • Experience a country adjusting to new alliances, NATO and the European Union
  • Volunteer with a local organization or government ministry, and earn credit with an internship
  • Experience rural villages in Transylvania, Romania, and stay with local families on a multi-day excursion

 

Location



Budapest

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Location Details

About Budapest
Buda and Pest, two halves facing each other across the wide Danube River, make up this great city. It’s home to 80 geothermal springs, a medieval neighborhood and castle, Baroque architecture, and hundreds of museums, theaters, and galleries. As Hungary’s capital, Budapest is the administrative, business, educational, and cultural center of the country. Despite the scars inflicted by four decades of communist rule, Budapest retains a turn-of-the-century feel with its marvelous architecture and rich history. It is easy to live in, with excellent public transportation systems.

Cultural Activities and Field Trips
The study abroad program includes visits to sites of historic and cultural importance in and around Budapest such as museums, galleries, and theaters. Students also participate in field trips, both day and weekend trips, to the Danube Bend and other culturally and historically significant parts of Hungary.

A special feature of the program, and a highlight each semester, is the four-day study tour to rural villages in Transylvania, Romania, which are seldomly visited by foreigners. Students stay with families and learn about this unique area, one of Europe’s most ethnically diverse regions.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or CIEE, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Where You'll Study - Corvinus University of Budapest


The Corvinus University of Budapest, known as Karl Marx University until 1990 and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration until 2004, was established in 1948. It is centrally located on the banks of the Danube on the Pest side. Fourteen thousand students take offerings in general economics, business administration and management, and social sciences. The CIEE Study Center is hosted by the Corvinus Business School , and most of their English-language courses are available to CIEE students.

Subjects Offered
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Hungarian Language
  • Internship
  • Management
  • Political Science

Academic Program
Corvinus classes are relatively small, and lectures tend to be the method of teaching, although most professors welcome discussion. Teachers and non-American students may express their opinions more frankly than Americans expect.

CIEE courses meet twice a week for 90 minutes. CIEE classes cover a wide range of topics from history and economics to politics and art and culture. Course materials focus on Hungary, but always in the wider context of Central and Eastern Europe, and the transformation of European alliances.

Corvinus University classes are with CIEE, Hungarian, and other international students. Hungarian language is an elective course, however, students are strongly encouraged to enroll as the course provides basic conversational skills to help in navigating the city and offers a window into local society and culture.

Internship

With the advance written permission of their ASU Internship Coordinator, students may undertake an internship for credit while in Hungary. 

Credit
Students complete 15-18 credits per semester.

Course contact hours and recommended credit for all courses are 45 contact hours and 3 semester credits per course unless otherwise indicated.
 

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Housing

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Program Housing

Housing and Meals

Housing is included in the program fee. Study abroad students are housed in Corvinus University’s Ráday dormitory located within walking distance of the university. Each student shares a double or triple room with Corvinus University or other CIEE student(s). The dormitory has communal kitchens and laundry facilities, and Internet is available throughout the building. The dormitory is located in a popular shopping district with cafés, small restaurants, schools, and a supermarket.

Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Students can prepare meals in the dormitory or eat at one of the many restaurants nearby or on the university campus.

CIEE students share dormitory housing with local Corvinus University students and are paired with Hungarian student volunteers in a “buddy system” for informal one-on-one meetings and activities.


Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You will receive an email account shortly after your arrival, free of charge, and have access to email in the dormitory, at the university, and in the CIEE Study Center.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Hungary, students with mobility disabilities may encounter difficulties accessing public transportation due to a lack of elevators and accessible buses and trams. Streets, sidewalks, older buildings and historic sites are not always accessible.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Hungary, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad.  Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the fall semester cost sheetspring semester cost sheet or academic year cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see Financing Your Study Abroad Program for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 02/03/2020 05/23/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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