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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 15-Mar-2020
16-Mar-2020 26-Aug-2020 22-May-2021
Spring 2021 01-Oct-2020 02-Oct-2020 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: McKelfresh, Ben Housing Options: Apartment/Flat
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English, Hungarian
Host Country Language: Hungarian Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: AIFS
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Direct
Program Description:

Budapest, Hungary
  • Earn up to 12 credits per semester studying abroad in Budapest; no previous Hungarian language study is required.
  • Live in a student apartment.
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided tours with visits to the Jewish quarter, Grand Market and Buda Castle District, a boat trip on the Danube, musical and dance performances and much more.
  • Trips include a 3-day excursion to Vienna, Austria, a day trip to Szentendre and a 2-day Lake Balaton and Wine Country tour.
  • An optional 3-day excursion to Prague, Czech Republic is also available.
  • A 2-night tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by Corvinus University.
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


For more information on this program, please contact Monica Ernberger, ISU Study Abroad Center.

Study international politics, economics, business, humanities and more during a semester or year abroad with AIFS in Budapest, Hungary.  By including your tuition, housing, meals, airfare and cultural activities in one guaranteed price, AIFS makes it simple for you to live and study in Budapest and experience all that this beautiful, historic city has to offer. 

A lively, friendly and exciting city rich in history and cultural achievement, Budapest has more than 2 million inhabitants.  The city’s theaters, cinemas, cafes festivals, sports events and lively nightspots make it one of Europe’s most attractive study abroad destinations.

Present day Budapest is split into Buda on the western bank of the Danube, with its Castle, Royal Palace and historic old town.  Pest on the eastern bank is the city’s commercial, political heart and home to Corvinus University with its imposing buildings on the river banks. En route to Budapest, all students visit the exciting city of London. AIFS also offers excursions to Prague and Vienna.

AIFS Program at a Glance - Spring 2018

Spring Semester

  • Courses taught in English except in Hungarian language classes
  • Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, transportation pass, orientation workshops, excursions and cultural activities, a trip to Vienna, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Courses include accounting, art and art history, business, communications, economics, film, history, Hungarian language, international relations, law, politics, psychology, and sociology
  • Visa required before traveling to Hungary
  • The local AIFS Resident Director organizes cultural activities and housing acts as a liaison between students and the university and is available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Corvinus University