Destinations! Hungary: Szeged
APPROXIMATE DATES: January 25 - May 21
Take classes, taught in English, through the Hungary & East-Central Europe International Studies Centre (HUECESC) of the University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem-in Hungarian). Hungarian language is offered in an intensive form and the core course offerings examine Hungary and East-Central Europe. Study history, literature, folklore and arts, as well as East-European economics, sociology, and current politics. The HUECESC maintains ties with the local administration and small businesses in the region, representatives of which are also involved in courses as regular or guest lecturers. Numerous field trips provide international students with direct contacts and "real life" experiences.
To read about what a recent participant gained from the Hungarian experience, click here.
Check the website: Hungarian & Central-European International Studies Center for more information.
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Application Deadline: April 1 of the prior academic year for guaranteed consideration. Please check with the International Programs Office for availability after April 1.
Go to the Applications page for forms and further information.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and special students from all academic disciplines with maturity, motivation, and preparation. Knowledge of the Hungarian language is not required.
Semester I students from our Britain, Ireland and Poland programs may wish to extend their stay in Europe and take a full academic year abroad. We will help facilitate that choice.
- 15 Weeks in academic program at the University of Szeged.
- Room and Board throughout the semester. Independent living in an apartment shared with either group members or Hungarian students.
- UWSP tuition for Wisconsin Residents (Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity, surcharge for other out-of-staters is only $1000).
- UW-System mandatory health/travel insurance.
- Four-day entry study tour to enchanting Budapest and train transfer to Szeged.
Plan your budget to cover international airfare, insurance, passport and personal personal expenses.
International airfare is not included as some students may already be in Europe on a Semester I program. If you are flying to Europe to start the program, International Programs will help you find a flight and assist in the purchase of affordable airfare if you'd like.
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Upper division classes in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Small classes, taught by Hungarian faculty in English, provide individual attention. Students from all over the world will attend classes with you.
Sample Core Class List
COMMUNICATION 362 - Topics in Film History:
Hungarian Film and Its Social Context
3 credits, GDR: HU1
Topics will include major dramas and dramatists in Hungary, the contemporary scene, great traditions of Hungarian films and film makers, and the social role of the cinema in Hungary; the new wave of documentarism. There will be discussions of films and current releases, video screenings, and backstage visit to the local theater.
HUNGARIAN 101/102 ‑ First Year Hungarian:
Hungarian for Beginners
4-8 credits, GDR: FL BA BM/BFA
Develop basic conversation skills in everyday practical contexts. The class will focus on all skills including communication, grammar, listening.
English 383 - Themes in Literature: Readings from 20th Century East European Literature.
3 credits, GDR: HU2
GEOGRAPHY 328 - Geography: Hungary and Central Europe
3 credits, GDR: SS1
Hungary as situated in East-Central Europe. The natural environment of Hungary; political and economic geography; places of interest; centers of tourism; historical monuments. Field trip to Budapest.
HISTORY 396 - Regional History through Study Abroad: Hungarian History, 1848 to the Present
3 credits, GDR: HU4
Past, Present, Perspectives: The survey of the historical background starts with 1848, touches upon the flowering and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the two world wars and the rise and fall of communism. This course is not simply a historical survey, it also reflects on human mentalities and ideologies. Although the focus of investigation will be the case of Hungary, it is discussed in a broad East-Central European (ECE) context.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 381 - Culture & Civilization: Perspectives on Hungarian Culture
3 credits, GDR: HU4
The principal aim of the course is to provide background to and a variety of perspectives on issues which exchange students are likely to encounter in Hungary. Participants should acquire a deeper understanding of both Hungarian and their own cultural values and develop a greater awareness of cultural differences and cultural relativism. Classes will include mini-lectures by the staff members; discussion of assigned reading material; viewing/listening to video or sound recordings; presentations by participants; group discussion; field trips.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 490 - Selected Problems: Political Transition and Integration Policy in Hungary
Examination of problems in political thought or political activities. This course will aim to update students on the most important developments of the present-day Hungarian political and social scene. Topics will be discussed on a weekly basis concerning the activities of the government, the parliament and other timely issues that have an impact on the political and social life as well as the media. Occasional guest lectures on current issues of government and politics; on changes in economy; Hungarian-American relations; newest developments in literature and the arts, etc.
Up to ten weeks before the start of the program, all fees except the initial $250 deposit will be refunded. After the time, tuition, airline, tour costs and housing charges are assessed. If the program would be cancelled, all fees will be refunded. Because exchange rates and airline prices fluctuate, International Programs reserves the right to cancel, surcharge, or to alter the program.
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