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.
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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:
The Global Education Office will work with Student Financial Services to reassess each applicant's institutional aid for their off-campus semester. Institutional aid includes Gordon-awarded merit scholarships and grants, honors program awards, and major-or department-specific awards. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Factors in the reassessment process include financial need, GEO program flexibility within your major/minor, and program cost. SFS will provide a breakdown of costs to each student after approval has been issued by the GEO.
Regular Gordon tuition and fees cover the following:
Items not covered (please see note regarding starred items):
*Students will pay for room and board directly on the ground. Other expenses students should be prepared to pay are utilities, mandatory Hungarian Health Insurance, and the residence permit fee.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES
All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Fall and Spring seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.
After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. See AIT Budapest's website for more information on applications and deadlines.