CIEE CUSTOM PROGRAM
With a focus on writing and journalism, students learn about Hungarian history, culture, politics, and the media landscape.
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN ON THE DANUBE
Students explore Budapest’s rich history – easy to glean from its medieval neighborhoods, castles, bridges, museums, and theaters. Local historians create a portrait of the city’s communist past for contrast against today’s ruling party and note the media’s evolving role.
EXPLORE HUNGARY’S CHARMED CITY
Budapest - a well-kept secret of Europe - is delightfully enriched with art. Students soak up creativity and ideas everywhere they go with the city’s endless array of cafes, cinemas, festivals, galleries, markets, museums, and theaters.
BEAUTY BEYOND BUDAPEST
Through guided-tours, students witness the juxtaposition of urban status by getting a taste of rural life in the hidden gems of former Hungarian territories where history and traditional customs are still alive.
This is an example program. All CIEE Faculty-Led & Custom Programs can be customized to meet your academic goals and financial requirements.
Elizabeth Simon, Ph.D., received her master’s in public and international affairs and her Ph.D. in international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. She was born in Hungary and is a native Hungarian speaker. She also holds a B.A. in history from Princeton University. Elizabeth has served as CIEE resident director in Budapest since the fall of 1992, and has experience overseeing CIEE study abroad programs throughout Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Since 2004, she has been also serving as executive director of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund and between 2010-2013 as program representative of the Slovak-American Foundation. Both programs are financed by the U.S. Treasury and managed by CIEE.