- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
This program is designed to cover a range of topics, from history, business, and economics, to politics, art, and culture.
Course materials focus on Hungary in the wider context of Central and Eastern Europe, and the transformation of European alliances. Students take courses in English at CIEE, which is hosted by Corvinus University Business School. And participants with an interest in business and economics may take up to two courses from among those offered through Corvinus University. We encourage students to study Hungarian to make conversation easier and enable them to get the most out of their stay. Courses are taught by faculty from Corvinus University as well as from other universities and research organizations. Many have teaching and/or research experience at U.S. universities and colleges.
Academic Year: early September – mid May
Fall: early September – mid December
Spring: late January – mid May
Refer to the CIEE Budapest website for the specific dates, if available.
Buda and Pest, two halves facing each other across the wide Danube River, make up this grand city where you’ll find 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 of four decades of communist rule, Budapest retains a rich turn-of-the-century feel and easy-to-live-in charm.
Budapest has so many accolades as a top European city to visit and live in that the odds are well in your favor for an enriching experience. It’s a grand place to explore Hungarian culture and history in a regional context, while you build valuable knowledge in business, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Outside of class, you’ll see the region like few tourists do, with excursions and connections that bring culture to life.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.