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Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences

Learn about Hungary in the wider context of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the transformation of European alliances. Courses are taught in English and cover a range of topics, from history, business and economics, to politics, art, and culture. Hungarian language courses are optional to make conversation easier and enable you to interact with locals.

Unique study opportunities

  • Gain work experience and build your résumé by conducting an internship at a local company or organization.
  • Take exciting classes in business, economics, marketing, finance, management, and political science.
  • Get an insider's introduction to Eastern and Central Europe through excursions and activities that bring Hungarian culture to life.
  • Look at present Hungary’s economic and social growth as a member of the EU.


Language of Instruction: English

Hungarian Language Study: Optional

All instruction is in English. To help acclimate to the local culture, you also have the option to take a Hungarian language course. The language course teaches survival Hungarian to help you navigate grocery shopping, ordering out, reading signs, and talking with locals.

Courses and credit

Requirements while abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Five to six courses for a total of 22.5–27 quarter/15–18 semester UC units.
  • You may take up to 40% of your total unit load per term pass/no pass.
  • To ensure you receive major credit, be sure to check with your UC campus department about restrictions on the pass/no pass grading option.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all classes.

Current program courses

You enroll in five courses for the semester. You must take a minimum of two CIEE courses and you may supplement CIEE coursework with three elective courses chosen from the following: additional CIEE area studies courses, an internship, Corvinus University School of Business courses, or a course in Hungarian language.

Catalogs and resources

  • Current courses: Scroll to the bottom of the page under Curriculum for a list of courses offered.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

In Hungary, examinations, grading, and credit policies are similar to US policies. Corvinus classes are relatively small and in lecture format, though most professors welcome discussion. Teachers and local students generally express their opinions frankly. All courses meet twice a week for 90 minutes. With the exception of the Hungarian language course, courses include international and Hungarian students.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. UCEAP uses CIEE’s grading rubric when transmitting grades back to your UC campus. The grades on your UC record will appear exactly as they are on your CIEE transcript. UC grades are final.

Fall semester grades are usually reported to your campus in late January. Spring semester grades are usually reported to your campus in mid July.