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Hungary: Ceramics and Art in Hungary

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This program offers the student majoring in art (such as ceramics, painting,sculpture, printmaking, etc) as well as students interested in arts, crafts, history or ceramics an opportunity to work in the premier European ceramics studio. The location of the program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about Herrod porcelain, the Royal porcelain works of the Austo-Hungarian Empire founded in 1826. More advanced students will be able to work with the porcelain clay the Herend works uses.

Students will experience having their work fired in a wood-fired kiln as well as gas and electric. 

For more information please see the  College of Fine Arts webpage.


The International Ceramic Studio is located approximately 80 kilometers south of Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. Students will travel on the following excursions:

  • Visit to Applied Art Museum, Budapest - talk and tour by Eva Csenky, curator.
  • Day trip to  Herend Porcelain  with lunch on the Tihany/Balaton Lake.
  • Day trip to Szolnay Ceramics Museum, Pecs.

Program Dates

July 8, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Students will need to leave the US by July 7 in order to arrive in Hungary by July 8.

Program will tentatively be offered again during summer 2020.


International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary.


Application Deadline  has been extended to March 1, 2019


Eligibility and Selection Process

This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic standing. Prerequisites for upper division studio classes are all School of Art Foundation classes or permission of the Program Director. This program does accept non-Ohio University students. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

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Living Arrangements

Housing is on site. There are private well-furnished rooms with bathrooms down the hall. Meal arrangements are up to each student who is responsible for preparing their own food.  The town’s central market is a short 4 block walk away. There is a convenience market/deli a 2 block walk away. There are two new modern euro kitchens that are shared with other residents of the ICS. Each person gets an under-counter refrigerator with a cabinet/pantry above. The kitchens have multiple range tops in a center island. There are three sinks in counter tops in a horseshoe shape along the walls surrounding the center island. Dining tables and chairs are either in the kitchen space or the room next door. Although each individual is responsible for their own meals, usually those in attendance work out a rotation for cooking so that during the residency one or two cook for all the rest 3 or 4 times instead of everyday for one’s self.  Everybody pitches in to clean up.

Courses and Credits

Undergraduate students will enroll in 12-15 credit hours, while graduate students will enroll in 9-12 credit hours. Courses will be offered at various levels (beginner, intermediate & graduate-level) in the following disciplines: Ceramics and Drawing. A selection of the following courses will be available:

  • ART 3000J Criticism in the Arts (JComp)
  • ART 1100 Seeing and Knowing (Tier II)
  • ART 2210 Ceramics Hand Building
  • ART 3210 Advanced Ceramics
  • ART 2900 Special Topics in Art
  • ART 3900 Special Topics in Art
  • ART 4900 Special Topics in Art
  • AH 3900 Special Topics in Art History (Art, Folk Art, and Ceramics in Hungary)
  • ART 2900/3900 The Sketchbook as a Visual Diary


Graduate courses available upon request. 




Hungary: Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2019

Hungary: Graduate Student Budget Worksheet 2019


Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Hungary

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the  recommendations  of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department site  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. 

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.  Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this  program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page.  

Information for  Non-US citizens  can be found  here.  

For more information, contact:

Alex Hibbitt
Program Director
School of Art

Emily Englehart  
Global Programs Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities  
Email:  eengleha@ohio.edu







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