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:
Regular Gordon tuition and fees cover the following:
Items not covered (please see note regarding starred items):
*Students will pay room and board directly on the ground. Other expenses students should be prepared to pay: utilities, mandatory Hungarian Health Insurance, and the residence permit fee.
Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a breakdown of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions.
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. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.
After the Global and Experiential Learning Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Spring applications are accepted until October 15. Fall applications are accepted until March 15.