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Say Hello to the World

Have you ever thought about walking along the banks of the Danube as you study at McDaniel's Budapest campus? Shadowing doctors at a Chilean clinic? Participating in conservation efforts in South Africa? Or exploring the role of water in the history and society of China? Studying abroad enriches your academic experiences and prepares you for the opportunities and challenges of national and international leadership.

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Discover Your Options

You don't have to wait until you're enrolled at McDaniel to discover your study abroad options. Explore our exchange programs, affiliated partners, and of course, our McDaniel College Europe programs. Program costs and information are available to you before you even enroll.

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McDaniel in Budapest, Hungary

McDaniel College Europe in Budapest, Hungary has been our signature study abroad program since 1994 and is our most popular semester-long destination.

Exciting and dynamic classes are offered in areas such as global studies, business, and liberal arts. A new  program, "Crossroads," also takes a unique look at the socio-political and cultural role of Hungary in the world. 

All classes are taught in English, and federal, state and institutional aid may be applied to this program.

Abroad by the Numbers

McDaniel students gain new experiences and world-views through their study abroad experiences.

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of students go abroad each year, whether on semester, summer, and/or Jan term programs.

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is our most popular study abroad destination due to the McDaniel campus located there.

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countries are accessible to students for study abroad through more than 30 partnerships.

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of graduating students in the Class of 2019 studied abroad more than once.

The Distance to McDaniel Europe in Budapest

Here on the Hill we say that you climb higher and see farther with every step you take. Just imagine what you can accomplish when you choose to study abroad. In case you're wondering, that's 9,044,000 steps from the Hill to our very own European campus.

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Scholarships & Financial Support

We know that costs and funding for study abroad are major concern for students. Fortunately, with early planning, it is possible to financially prepare for study abroad. Meet with us to learn more!

McDaniel supports study abroad:

  • McDaniel scholarships and all state and federal financial aid (FAFSA) may be used for McDaniel Europe in Budapest trips and on all exchange programs.
  • The Dr. Debora-Johnson Ross grant is a new McDaniel program to help students of color and students with high financial need study abroad. 

How the aid applies depends on the program:

  • Federal and state aid (FAFSA) can be used on affiliated partner programs but McDaniel scholarships and grants cannot.
  • No aid may be used on unaffiliated opportunities.

Without Limits A Science Major Makes Room for Study Abroad Hands-On Learning

Rowail Khan’s pre-med internship in Santiago, Chile, intensified what already was her passion for medicine, but she also hopes it serves as an empowering example to other science majors that study abroad is indeed within their reach. The experience, through IES Abroad, was perfect for Khan, a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. Study abroad can be more complicated to arrange for students majoring in a science because of lab courses and prerequisites. But studying abroad is important to Khan, so she used the three-week Jan Term and has arranged her semester schedules so that she can spend a semester at McDaniel’s Budapest campus during her junior year.

All of these opportunities abroad have allowed me to experience the cultures of different parts of the world as well as increase my academic knowledge of the ecosystems, their weak points in regards to human development, and what's being done to mitigate that. My experiences have been more around becoming a better scientist, gaining more confidence in my abilities to not only conduct research but present it in front of a group of people whose lives are affected by what I found. These times also allowed me to gain knowledge about myself and give myself time to reflect on what’s important to me by connecting with the natural world around me.”

Jackie Fahrenholz, Class of 2020, Environmental Studies major

On Your Own Communication Majors Make the Most of McDaniel Europe 14 Countries in 15 Weeks

Wade Bishop and Will Giles, both Communication majors, may have set a McDaniel study abroad record — they visited 14 countries while earning 16 credits each studying at McDaniel Europe in Budapest, Hungary. With few exceptions, they planned their own weekend getaways, scouring the internet for bargain flights and Airbnbs. During the week they went to class, learned to cook, played soccer with Hungarian friends and enjoyed evenings in local pubs and eateries — totally immersing in the rich culture of the eastern European nation.

Recent News for Study Abroad

  • McDaniel Students Study Abroad for Fall Semester

    During the Fall 2021 semester, eight McDaniel College students are studying abroad at McDaniel’s European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Rising junior awarded national study abroad scholarship

    McDaniel College rising junior John Mendenhall is looking forward to having a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern culture after being awarded a national study abroad scholarship. Mendenhall of Bethesda, Md., has been awarded a James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta.

  • McDaniel College Class of 2021: By the Numbers

    Here’s to McDaniel’s Class of 2021. All 587 of them. A diverse group, they have 55 different majors and traveled from nine countries and 25 states and D.C. to study on the Hill. Want to know more? Top majors? Where they studied abroad? How many are College Scholars? Read on!

Connect With Us

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Director of International and Off-Campus Programs

Phone: (410) 871-3376

Office: Center for Experience & Opportunity


Rouzer Hall
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390