API Study Abroad in Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is considered by many to be one of the hidden treasures of Europe. It is a thriving city of modern bridges, cafes, and markets amid an eclectic mix of architectural styles that reflect Budapest’s unique history. API students who choose to study abroad in Budapest will attend classes through the International Study Programs (ISP) department of the Corvinus University. One of the leading universities for economics in Hungary and Central Europe, Corvinus University hosts approximately 17,000 students annually. The International Study Programs department was established in 1990 with the purpose of welcoming international students for study abroad sessions as well as for degree programs. Throughout its history, the ISP has welcomed over 5,000 students from 83 countries. Visiting students can choose from a variety of classes in economics, business, social sciences, and public administration. The courses are designed in an American format and taught in English.


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API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.

$250 - $1,000

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API students who choose to study abroad in Budapest complete their classes within the International Study Programs (ISP) department of the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Students can specialize in international business courses such as marketing, finance, and economics, or choose from a variety of humanities courses such as law, political science, psychology, and more. All courses, with the exception of Hungarian, are offered in English.

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  • Academics 7
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 9.7
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Yes, I recommend this program


Studying abroad in Budapest with API was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.

I did not know much about Hungary prior to my arrival, but the API program staff in Budapest helped me get acclimated and where there to help with any questions or concerns that I had. Budapest is a beautiful city with a lot to do. The API programs planned awesome excursions, and gave a lot of suggestions for things to do in the city without the group.

I highly suggest studying through API's Corvinus University program!

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Yes, I recommend this program

API was fantastic

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to study abroad off the beaten path. API provides a good mix of immersing you in the culture, while providing plenty to make you feel supported. I became good friends with Hungarians and other study abroad students from all over the world alike. The overall experience was fantastic, and its a great location to travel from.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience of my life!

The on-site program director is a god-send. Whenever we had a problem, got sick, etc, she was a phone call away and would help us maneuver through the problem.

The housing is nice flats in central Budapest. Located a few minutes away from the school by tram or subway. You are provided a transportation pass as well!

All the extra trips, events, and tours were also very enriching and what makes the program so awesome! Whether it's a tour throughout Transylvania or just going on a tour of the 8th District of Budapest. API allows you to see a lot of things that would go unseen if you just were in Budapest by yourself.