University of Central Missouri and Budapest University of Economic Sciences (BUES) have been exchanging students and faculty since 1990. The International Studies Center is an independent unit of the BUES, offers a variety of courses taught in English, and attracts about 300 students per year to its programs.
This capital city has a population of about two million people and has been at the center of Hungarian life for hundreds of years. Divided by the Danube, Buda and Pest are connected by eight bridges. Budapest features a variety of theatres, museums, concert halls, and numerous historical sites.
A variety of courses (taught in English) are available in the areas of economics, business, and the social sciences. Academic credit is available for all courses taken at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. Students should discuss with their department chair and the Director of International Programs how courses are taken abroad will count towards fulfilling degree requirements.
Course List: http://corvinus.mobilitymanager.hu/courses/
Many of Central's programs are based on an exchange of students with other schools, and consequently, do not cost significantly more than a regular semester or year at Central. In addition, international study grants are available to help offset costs by covering a portion of an eligible student's tuition.
In a majority of cases, Distinguished, Presidential and Regents scholarships, departmental scholarships, Bright Flight, Pell grants, and various other forms of financial aid will be applicable to study abroad programs. Central students studying abroad typically receive additional assistance from a study grant awarded though the Office of International Programs.
Central students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for study abroad. Although the majority of opportunities are offered at the junior level, some programs are appropriate for sophomore or senior level students. Any student interested in study abroad is encouraged to investigate his/her options.
Program at a Glance
Locale: Budapest, Hungary
Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA and a student in good standing
Application Deadline: Fall, March 1 Spring, October 1
Language of Instruction: English
Program Dates: Fall, Sept. to Dec. Spring, Feb. to May
Faculty From: Hungary
Transcript From: Budapest University of Economic Sciences
Credits: 12-15 hours
Housing: Residence Halls, Apartments
Personal Expense: Estimated $1000/semester
Meals: Prepare own or cafeteria
Travel Costs: Approximately $900
Tuition: Paid to Central
Room/Board: Paid to Central