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Computer Science Study Abroad
at AIT-Budapest

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Computer Science Study Abroad
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Why AIT?

  • AIT is specifically designed for computer  science and software engineering students
  • AIT is in English
  • AIT is located in the heart of Europe, in beautiful Budapest, on a lovely campus
  • AIT program is small and friendly
  • AIT offers courses beyond computer science
  • AIT organizes fun extracurricular activities
Chris Klusendorf
Colorado College

"At AIT, I was able to focus on computer science and design, explore the great city of Budapest, and befriend my fellow students and the amazing staff. I can’t imagine a more welcoming and dedicated place for studying abroad."


Melissa Grueter
Pomona College

"My semester at AIT in Budapest was the best study abroad experience I could have imagined. The city is absolutely magical: the fascinating history, gorgeous architecture, amazingly convenient transport system and the thermal baths were a few of the highlights which ended up making Budapest my favorite city. AIT did a fantastic job of facilitating the entire experience. My classes were engaging and allowed me to learn about broad areas of computer science while still having time to take in the cultural side of study abroad by exploring the city and traveling. The AIT community made the experience special; its small size makes the program feel really close-knit, and the AIT staff are really going out of their way to try to make sure everyone has a great experience. I can't recommend this program highly enough."

Carlo Sivilotti
Swarthmore College

"AIT was the best I could have wished for in a study abroad program.  The curriculum options and excellent professors led to an academic experience that I could never have had at my home institution.  The staff was friendly, incredibly helpful, and generally made Budapest feel like a home away from home.  I was able to take great classes, explore a different culture, and play water polo again thanks to AIT."

Tucker Gordon
Bowdoin College

"Deciding to study abroad in Budapest at AIT is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Budapest is beautiful city that also has something new for you to find. The AIT program complimented my liberal arts education by offering classes I would not have been able to take otherwise, including the Design Workshop and Android Application Development. The program also allowed for a lot of independence while abroad. Instead of feeling like a student going to school in Budapest, I felt like an adult who lived in Budapest and sometimes went to school. I cannot emphasize enough how thankful I am to have done this program."

Jonathan Gilmour
Grinnell College

"Studying at AIT-Budapest immersed me in Hungary's fascinating culture and allowed me to befriend and collaborate with dozens of dedicated, passionate students from all over the world. AIT staff and professors were fantastic, the classes were engaging, and the program afforded me the rare opportunity to travel throughout Eastern Europe. I feel truly fortunate to have studied abroad at AIT and I strongly recommend the program."

Andrea Dean
Lewis and Clark College

"Living in Hungary and being a student at AIT were among the most impactful experiences for my personal and career growth in college. I fell in love with the people and culture in Budapest, and some of my AIT classmates remain my closest friends and role models. I'm so impressed with the AIT staff and professors, and I can't recommend this program enough!"

Samantha Sheppe
Wesleyan University

"AIT creates the perfect abroad experience. From the classes taught by incredible, knowledgable and well regarded professors to the time spent with fellow students, each day was more fulfilling than the last. Coming from a liberal arts school, I was thankful to continue learning in small, personal classes with students of similar values. Budapest is the best city to spend one's time exploring with an amazing group of students... it's hard to find the right words to explain how meaningful my months with AIT were."

Doren Lan
Harvey Mudd College

"For me, AIT was an opportunity to grow. I was able to immerse myself in a new culture and experience life in a different country. The program allowed me to take classes I was excited about while having the freedom to explore life outside of school. The professors were engaging and personable. Each staff member was genuine and cared about making my experience as full as possible. In addition to that, I was able to meet some of the coolest people in the program. This was one of the most memorable semesters I've ever had."

Thavy Thach
University of Puget Sound

"From the best accommodations to having delicious Hungarian dishes to high caliber classmates to faboulus staff to enthusiast professors teaching grand classes to being located in my favorite city in Europe, AIT-Budapest has my highest recommendation of all time. It was truly my first time abroad living my best life and it was 'nagyon jó'." 

Nick Tan
Lewis and Clark College

"Studying abroad in Hungary was one of the best decisions in my life. I love the city and its vibrant culture, and cherish my relationships with the professors, staffs and friends, many of whom are lifelong friends and people I look up to. If I had one word to describe my experience on the AIT program, it would be impactful."

Madeleine Hardt
Grinnell College

"Studying at AIT was a wonderful challenge. It was a new experience to balance coursework, exploring a new city, and traveling at the same time, but the challenging aspects made it more rewarding. The faculty and staff were a particular highlight as they customise and care about each student’s experience and work continuously to build the AIT community. Budapest has history, museums, food, and coffee and tea houses to keep you busy all semester, and as well as easily allowing weekend trips to other Central European countries."

Aleksandar Hrusanov
Grinnell College

"The unique opportunities at AIT and Budapest are endless. All the immersive applied classes taught by great professors, the city’s concert venues, clubs, the cosy teahouses and cafés. Staff and students are amazing. Get to know the city and the people, play Star Craft with Péter Ekler and sign up for the Bagázs volunteering trip if you can! Make countless memories and reasons to smile!"

David Goodell
Carleton College

"My fall semester in Budapest was one of the best times of my life. It was so good to be in a place uncomfortable yet safe, culturally rich yet affordable. When you combine that place with a program full of academic rigor and peers eager to embrace challenge, you get AIT."

Kendell Byrd
Swarthmore College

"At AIT, I was allowed to take diverse courses, immerse myself in Hungary’s technology environment, and learn from all my peers, and professors, which gave me a study abroad experience that exceeded my expectations. Studying computer science abroad at AIT not only increased my coding, problem-solving, and design skills, but it allowed me to become more culturally aware increasing my desire to compassionately serve, and to reach out to the world as I continue my computer science journey."

Becky Tang
Swarthmore College

"A lot of people boast that they had the best study abroad experience, but I truly believe that AIT is, without a doubt, the most amazing program any person could go on. Not only are the professors and staff genuinely interested in your intellectual and personal growth, but you are also surrounded by people who are just as passionate as you are about technological and entrepreneurial innovation." 

Alice Ren
University of Pennsylvania

"AIT Budapest was the best semester I've ever had — everyone I met, from staff and faculty to other students, was incredibly friendly and genuine. Budapest is a beautiful and interesting city to explore, and a great location to travel from. If you've ever considered studying abroad, I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!"

Josh Pitkofsky
Carleton College

"I loved my time at AIT, the faculty were world class and offered incredible mentorship, fellow students were brilliant and passionate about learning, becoming a family away from home. Easily one of the highlights of my undergrad experience."

Yina Wang
Vassar College

"Being at AIT helped me establish a brand new life in a country I wasn't familiar with. I came out of my semester with lifelong friends, an incredible bond with the AIT staff, and a deep appreciation for Budapest that I had never expected before. I have learned things about myself and about living on my own that I will remember forever."

Jazzmin Cooper
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“You have access to classes you probably can’t take anywhere else, taught by the leaders in their respective fields.”

Wenli Zhao
University of Pennsylvania

"AIT was, hands down, the best time of my life. The AIT Team is so dedicated, caring and fun. The professors are top-notch. Budapest is breathtakingly beautiful. On top of all of this, the community at AIT is unparalleled. I made countless memories and friendships that I will cherish forever. "

Megan Zhao
Carleton College

"Being surrounded by professors who are passionate about what they teach and are experts in their fields, peers who are talented and are dedicated to learning about computer science, and staff members who care about you created an amazing experience for me. What's even better, like everybody else, I fell in love with the city and its beauty." 

Laura Romero-Suarez
Northeastern University

"From the sheer magic of Budapest to the incredibly warm and attentive staff, my five months in Hungary were a period of amazing personal and academic growth. Being able to take upper level CS courses in addition to Hungarian culture classes was a huge plus, made even better by the remarkable professors I learned from, and by the brilliant students who became my friends. Choosing to study abroad at AIT has definitely been one of the highlights of my college career."

Joseph Perla
Princeton University

“I’m really glad I came to Budapest because the city is beautiful, Hungarians are incredibly friendly, and the other students are brilliant. I didn’t know anything about Hungary before AIT, so I feel very lucky to have found out how perfect this program was for me.”

Whitney McMackin
Smith College

“AIT is a new unique study abroad program that really bridges the chasm between academia and industry.”

Kevin Zhu
Princeton University

“I had an opportunity to study with Hungary’s top mathematicians and scientists, and entrepreneurs like Gábor Bojár, the Bill Gates of Hungary.”

Rebecca Schutzengel
Olin College

“Here at AIT, I found a multi-cultural community. AIT cares about you and your learning, embraces Hungarian culture and community.”

Pratik Prasad
University of Washington

"AIT is an unmatched opportunity to gain insights about business and entrepreneurship, learn and practice design, meet great people and study computer science in a vibrant and beautiful city."

Justin Murray
Dartmouth College

"AIT is an academy for innovation: in fields from industrial design to programming to business, we learned skills to take our ideas from conception to production. If you are a technical student looking for a compelling study abroad program in a spectacular location, AIT will satisfy you; but if you are a technical student looking to build a business and a life as a pioneer, then AIT is perfectly tailored for you."


Sarah Llewelyn
Skidmore College

"AIT has been inspiring, full of amazing people and unique classes. It's an eye-opening experience -- both in terms of cultural immersion and the breadth of computer science."

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