Hungary

Hungary

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Hungary for our students.

Budapest

Academic Program

Instruction on this program consists of lectures, seminars, and independent study courses in math, taught in English. Scripps students are required to take the Hungarian language class as one of their semester courses. On-site orientation and field trips are included. Before the start of the program, there is an optional, non-credit workshop in Survival Hungarian Language and Culture. COSA strongly encourages students to take advantage of this option so Scripps will cover the cost of the workshop and the additional room and board expenses. This workshop is not a substitute for the required language class during the semester.

  • Reviewed by: C. Towse
  • Fields of study: Mathematics, computer science
  • Eligibility: 10.5 cumulative GPA; completion of either advanced calculus or abstract algebra
  • Number of program participants: 60

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes or apartments. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to late May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: This program requires two faculty references, both from math professors. Referees must use the program's online form.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Budapest and Los Angeles.

Budapest

Academic Program

This program offers a wide range of coursework from foundational computer science options to advanced applications. Instruction is in English. Scripps students are required to take a two part Hungarian language course throughout the semester. With prior approval by COSA, students may substitute the second half of the Hungarian language class with one of the half-course Hungarian culture options. Prior to the start of the program, there is an optional, non-credit workshop in Survival Hungarian Language and Culture. COSA strongly encourages students to take advantage of this option and the College will cover the cost of the workshop and the additional room and board expenses. This workshop is not a substitute for the required language class during the semester.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Christopher Towse; France Lemonine
  • Fields of study: Computer science, humanities, Hungarian language
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of one math class beyond calculus, and one course involving programming prior to participation. There is no Hungarian language study required to apply.
  • Size of the student body: Participants include students from the Claremont Colleges and other US liberal arts colleges

Living Arrangements

Students share apartments in the city center, about a 45 minute commute to the AIT campus. Students prepare their own meals with a meal allowance provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December (mid August for optional Survival Hungarian workshop)
  • Spring: Early February to late May (mid January for optional Survival Hungarian workshop)

Notes

  • Advising Tips: This program requires two faculty references. One must be in computer science and the second can be either an academic or a character reference. Referees must use the AIT online form.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Budapest and Los Angeles.