Spend a semester or academic year in the lively and culturally rich city of Budapest, Hungary, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options at Corvinus University, the leading higher education institute in Hungary and home to over 14,000 students. Located on the eastern Pest side of the Danube River, the campus is in the city’s commercial and political heart.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 15 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Student apartment in a private residence hall
Trips to Szentendre, Lake Balaton and historic Vienna, Austria
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Prague, Czech Republic (3 days)
The perfect way to immerse yourself in the city, and still easily accessible for the university.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Budapest.
Budapest is a lively, friendly and exciting city rich in history and cultural achievement that features: theaters, cinemas, cafés, festivals, sports events and lively nightspots.
Budapest has much to offer: seven impressive bridges spanning the River Danube in the heart of the city, imposing Royal castle perched on Buda Hill, a neo-Gothic Parliament building whose architectural beauty is unique, Turkish baths, thermal springs, Roman ruins and much more.
Present day Budapest is split into Buda on the western bank of the Danube, with its Castle, Royal Palace and historic old town and Pest on the eastern bank, which is the city’s commercial, political heart and home to Corvinus University with its imposing buildings on the riverbanks.
Dr. Deniz Bingol Hall
Üdvözöljük! Welcome to Budapest! Originally a native of Istanbul, my graduate studies in Political Science took me to this beautiful and unique city where I made a home and lifelong friends.
Budapest, Hungary is at the heart of Europe, with one foot in its glorious Austro-Hungarian past and another foot firmly placed into the future. The city has undergone many changes since I arrived, but its Hungarian residents, young and old, are committed to preserving its unique and colorful historical character.
Here in Budapest and Hungary, you will hear great music, marvel at one of the most pristine urban architectures in Europe yet with an authentic Hungarian character; get to experience its culinary delicacies and its wine culture as an enduring symbol of fine living since the Roman times and study at the home of Hungary’s Nobel laureates in sciences and literature. You will gain competence in a unique European language and get to practice it daily with Hungarian friends on walking trips throughout the city’s beautiful boulevards and its many historical neighborhoods, sailing along the Danube Bend and visiting other cultural and natural treasures in Hungary. I look forward to welcoming you to Budapest!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Budapest has a very busy and vibrant cultural life. In addition to the day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of activities and social events are included in the program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Budapest. Typical activities include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
AIFS has developed volunteering programs for students in association with two Hungarian NGO’s on themes of social responsibility, assistance to refugees and inclusion of the Roma community. Students will assist in leading conversation courses, assisting in conducting of art and sports classes. They will receive training and instruction and will be supervised by an NGO team leader. Students will also take part in projects where they will interact and work alongside local volunteers and community members in carrying out renovation tasks, helping out in the community kitchen and assist with maintenance of refugee shelters and community centers.
The Tandem Partnership offers each AIFS student a Corvinus student Tandem, a buddy who will assist you before your arrival via e-mail and facilitate your first few weeks settling into the student and academic life at Corvinus University. During the program, other immersion opportunities and cultural experiences such as social hours, cooking classes taught by Hungarian students, and volunteering activities will be available.
Escape to the artsy Hungarian town of Szentendre, with sightseeing of the multicolored houses, narrow winding streets, and Baroque city center. Includes round-trip transportation.
Sightseeing tour, wine tasting, bike riding, hiking, and culinary experiences. Includes round-trip transportation and accommodations.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more