Information for term Teach in Hungary
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Program Fee: $1,900
- Compensation: 340,000 HUF (approx. $1,180)/month
OverviewClick to Open
Experience life in Budapest, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, while teaching English to young learners through an innovative bilingual program.
Build the conversational English skills of young children by leading or assisting activities to help them practice their English. You will teach students through a hands on approach that uses games and activities to facilitate language learning in a natural environment. During your time off, explore the city’s cafés and thermal baths, or the small towns and wine regions of the Hungarian countryside.
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|Fall 2 Semesters||Mid-August||April 1||10-12 months||340,000 HUF (approx. $1,180)/month|
About Our Program Fees
CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our program in Hungary includes orientation upon arrival, and a high level of support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover these and other costs, there is a program fee of $1,900. Once we accept your application, there is a $500 deposit to reserve your spot on the program. The second and final payment ($1,400) is due after you accept a job offer. CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount.
What's includedClick to Open
- Job placement in Budapest
- iNext international insurance for US citizens and residents
- Three-day orientation in Budapest and cultural activities, including a cruise on the Danube river
- Temporary accommodation provided during orientation and job training
- Support from CIEE staff in Budapest, including 24-hour emergency assistance
- Assistance with obtaining legal permission to work in Hungary
- Young Learners Training provided by employer
The DestinationClick to Open
Budapest invites you to wander the streets, soaking in the historical art and architecture by day, and events, dining, and music by night. The Danube river divides the two sides of the city, Buda and Pest, so you will never be far from the water and river cruises are a popular activity. Budapest boasts an efficient network of metro lines, busses, and trams that make it easy to travel between neighborhoods. Teachers in Budapest enjoy the café culture, neighborhood bakeries with an array of local treats, and the famous thermal baths that are fed by dozens of hot springs.
Monthly salary of 340,000 HUF (appox. $1,180)
Orientation upon arrival in Budapest plus training to teach young learners
Pre-departure guidance, 24/7 emergency assistance from CIEE staff in Budapest, iNext international insurance
Job DescriptionClick to Open
CIEE partners with a well-respected local organization that runs innovative English programs in Budapest. In both pre-school and elementary schools their mission is to give students the opportunity to grow and develop as English speakers by giving them a natural language learning environment. Your goal will be to help students build an active command of English, so they can express themselves confidently.
All CIEE participants will teach at both the preschool and elementary school levels.
CIEE teachers in Hungary earn a monthly salary of 340,000 HUF (appox. $1,180).
The cost of living in Hungary is much lower than in the United States and your salary should easily cover normal living expenses. If you’re hoping to travel a great deal during your time off you should plan to bring additional funds.
Teachers receive at least 18 paid holidays.
Participants will be placed at public preschools and kindergartens that participate in a unique bilingual program. These schools are interested in hiring foreign language assistants because they recognize the value of giving their students practice speaking English with native-speakers. The schools are centrally located in Budapest and are connected to the public transportation system.
CIEE teachers work a full-time schedule, including 30 teaching hours per week in addition to 10 hours per week for staff meetings and planning time.
What People are Saying
The fee has been worth the support in this difficult transition of moving to a foreign country. The CIEE office and coordinator has been a safe space and invaluable with help.Naomi V. | Teach Abroad Alumni
My experience has been greater because of the assistance and support they've provided throughout difficult processes.Michael C. | Teach Abroad Alumni
Its such a great way to teach abroad while feeling like someomne has your back while you're abroad. You're not alone.Angela O. | Teach Abroad Alumni
CIEE helped take the guess work out of moving and working in a foreign country. The program was very helpful in telling participants the steps that needed to be taken.Brent G. | Teach Abroad Alumni
It is important to feel like you have somewhere to go to ask questions and be 'taken care of' when in a foreign county - that is what CIEE does well!Avery B. | Teach Abroad Alumni