This is a time of transition for Hungary, making it a fantastic time to study business there. Hungary joined the European Union on May 1st, 2004, and in 2010, Hungary expects to begin using the Euro as its official currency. Hungary's capital, Budapest, is a city of 1.82 million people situated near the northern border with Slovakia. It has been hailed as one of the most stunningly beautiful World Heritage sites and attracts visitors with a wealth of architectural styles, as well as old world charm. While the official language is Hungarian, both German and English are widely spoken.
Business courses are offered in English year-round at ESSCA's campus in Budapest. Participation in this exchange program is limited. SIUE may send 10 students per semester to the ESSCA program. This number includes the programs in France and in Hungary.