Information for term Summer Central European Studies
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Spend your summer in Budapest, one of the world’s most captivating cities. Learn how to speak Hungarian while exploring how the country’s politics intersect with trends and issues in Central Europe. Classes are taught in English at CIEE Budapest and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Catch an art film
at one of the hundreds of nearby theaters or museums.
Dip your toe in the water
of Lake Balaton, the “Hungarian Sea”
Brush up on your Hungarian
through our optional Communicative Hungarian course.
geothermal springs under the city80
species in the Budapest Zoo1,020
foot-tall synagogue—the largest in Europe144
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This charming capital city consists of two halves - Buda and Pest - separated by the Danube River. Despite the scars from four decades of communist rule, the city boasts a modern feel and serves as the economic, cultural, and political center of Hungary.
Completed in 1904, the Hungarian Parliament Building is the tallest building in Budapest at 315 feet. It is the third largest parliament building in the world.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Brush up on balneology on a visit to one of the city’s thermal baths.
- Take a guided tour of the House of Terror Museum, a memorial to the victims of Hungary’s fascist and communist regimes.
- Spend an evening at a local dance house or take folk dance lessons.
- Walk the Chain Bridge, an iconic nineteenth century stone bridge.
Make a difference in the local Budapest community!
- Volunteer at a children’s home, a homeless shelter, or in local community centers.
Challenge yourself to get better at an uncommon language—Hungarian— by interacting with locals and taking our optional Communicative Hungarian course.
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Dorms/Apartments: Students will live in either a student dormitory or in double-occupancy rooms in apartments.
Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in shared kitchens or purchase food at local restaurants.
Where You'll Study
Located in the School of Business at the Corvinus University of Budapest (known as Karl Marx University until 1990). CIEE is located on the Pest side of the Danube.
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What you need to knowThe program details
In the Summer Central European Studies program, students take the required course: Political Problems of Transformation in East Central Europe to explore Hungary’s and East Central Europe’s political developments from the 20th century to today. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Hungarian Language course taught in Hungarian (1 credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
CIEE Budapest is located in the heart of the city at the Corvinus University Business School, situated on the idyllic Danube river.
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Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session
- CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
- CIEE Communicative Hungarian Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours
Language of Instruction
All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.
“(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
Fees & Housing
|Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks||Apr 1, 2020||Jun 15, 2020||Jul 13, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $2,633 **
Housing = $1,050
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $4,150
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $500
International Airfare = $1,150 †
Local Transportation = $33
Personal expenses = $500Total Estimated Costs = $2,183
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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