The Gordon Computer Science Department encourages its majors to consider a semester's study at Aquincum Institute of Technology in Budapest, Hungary. AIT follows in Budapest's proud tradition of creative computing by offering students the opportunity to work with globally-acclaimed scholars, designers, and entrepreneurs. AIT’s curriculum integrates design, entrepreneurship, and foundational courses in computer science with advanced applications in computational biology and computer vision applications for digital cinema, as well as humanities courses related to Hungary’s culture and history.
In order to take full advantage of the cultural offerings of Hungary as well as the rich CS offerings at AIT, Gordon College's CS faculty encourages students to read about all four areas in which courses are offered, and view course syllabi online (follow links from the pages linked above). The four areas are:
Please see under CREDITS for course specifics.
Interested CS majors/minors should:
An optional two-week Hungarian language course (not for credit) takes place before the semester begins. At AIT's semester program all courses (with the exception of the language course) are taught in English. Students can expect to earn 16 to 20 credits.
The following fulfill CS major electives:
The following culture courses fulfill the following core areas:
For students under the pre-2016 Core, Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 pre-departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply.
You will be charged Gordon tuition and fees as indicated in the academic catalog, and you may apply your internal scholarships to the cost of the program. Room and Board are not charged by AIT to Gordon, and so are not charged by Gordon to the student. Students should be prepared to pay those directly on the ground. Please consult with Student Financial Services to review your situation. Regular Gordon tuition and fees cover the following:
Items not covered (please see note regarding starred items):
*The amount normally charged for a semester’s Room and Board at Gordon is enough to cover all the following: rent (2 weeks for language course + 4-month semester), board, utilities, mandatory Hungarian Health Insurance and the residence permit fee.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES
Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.
FOR STUDY ABROAD DURING FALL SEMESTER:
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 15. You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. AIT's application deadline for fall semester is March 1.
FOR STUDY ABROAD DURING SPRING SEMESTER:
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. AIT's application deadline for spring semester is October 15.
This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.
Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.