Study Abroad

June 10-24, 2017: Budapest, Hungary

Photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building at sunset
Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary.

Student Program Fee: $2,665 per student

Fee includes:

  • One group airport reception and one group airport return
  • On-site safety and cultural orientation
  • Accomodation in shared rooms, 2-3 star hotels with daily breakfast included
  • One group welcome dinner
  • Cultural and academic visits (entrance fees and guides, when specified)—see itinerary for included visits
  • Entrance fees to musical concerts (actual dates and shows TBC, see itinerary for possible concerts to be included)
  • Ground transportation on all API-arranged activities, as necessary
  • Local transportation pass
  • API on-site director to book, implement and oversee program activities and excursions and serve as emergency contact.
  • Emergency response support (24/7)
  • Pre-departure materials and online forms collection

Not included:

  • Student airfare
  • Student medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (e.g. passport fees, luggage fees, souvenirs, laundry, etc.)

Itinerary

Date Proposed Activities
June 10      Departure from the US
June 11

Arrival at Budapest airport; API group airport reception and transfer to accommodation
API Cultural and Safety Orientation

June 12

Breakfast at accommodation
City walking tour #1: Castle (National Gallery, Matyas Church, The Palace), Heroes’ Square (3 hours)
Guided tour of Liszt Academy Main Building
API Welcome Dinner

June 13

Breakfast at accommodation
City walking tour #2: Jewish Quarter, Basilica (3 hours)
Guided tour of Liszt Academy, Ligeti Building, Old Academy
Concert: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (date to be confirmed)

June 14

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit Parliament
Visit Szechenyi Baths
Lecture on Kodaly Method
Concert: Matthias church (date to be confirmed)

June 15

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Franz Liszt Museum
Lecture on Contemporary Hungarian Music
Concert: Verdi: Rigoletto (Opera House)

June 16

Breakfast at accommodation
Masterclass #1 (piano), practice time

June 17

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Béla Bartók Museum
Concert: Roma music (date and event to be confirmed)

June 18

Breakfast at accommodation
Concert: Symphony concert (date to be confirmed)

June 19

Breakfast at accommodation
Masterclass #2 (voice), practice time
Concert: Organ concert at St. Stephen’s Basilica (date to be confirmed)

June 20

Breakfast at accommodation
Masterclass #3 (instrument, TBD), practice time
Visit to Music History Museum
Concert: Piano recital (date to be confirmed)

June 21

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Kodály Memorial House
Concert: Wagner: Parsifal (Müpa)

June 22

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Hungarian National Museum

June 23

Breakfast at accommodation
Free day to explore

June 24 Return to Budapest airport for departure