Why AIT?

  • The AIT program is small and friendly! We initially enroll approximately 30-50 U.S. and Hungarian students per term.
  • AIT is specifically designed for computer science and software engineering students, offering a curriculum that combines foundational computing courses with innovative courses in entrepreneurship, design, and special topics that are not easy to find elsewhere. Prime examples of our rich curriculum include a design course with Ernő Rubik (inventor of Rubik's Cube), an innovative computer vision course for digital film post-production, and courses in computational biology.
  • AIT is located on a lovely campus in beautiful Budapest.
  • AIT offers a variety of enriching courses outside of computing as well as many fun extracurricular opportunities.



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."


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."


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."


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.”


Leslie Gerhat (Olin College):

“The intercultural interaction with Hungarian students was invaluable! I loved that they were so friendly and patient with us, and always willing to help us with cultural issues. They taught us language, navigation, interpreted for us, opened up their homes to us, took us to see sights, etc. They were great to work with in the classroom. I loved the perspective they brought to class discussion.”


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.”


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.”


Michael Crayton (Olin College):

“AIT is a learning supercollider where elite American and Hungarian undergraduate students collaborate intensely with remarkable educators to design and lead the future of the global information explosion.”