If spending time in the great outdoors is more your speed, the Hungarian landscape offers an abundance of beautiful spots to discover and enjoy. Sunbathe on the banks of Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest lake, or venture onto the water to sail, wind surf, or cave dive. Stroll across charming vineyard grounds in the Tokaj wine-growing region or go spelunking in the caves of Aggtelek National Park. Hike through Hortobágy National Park where you can see hundreds of bird species, Hungarian Grey cattle, water buffalo, sheep, and horses. Hortobágy is the largest semi-natural grassland in Europe. Take a long dip in Lake Héviz, the world’s largest thermal lake, if you want an alternative to Budapest’s many thermal baths. For a fun afternoon close to Budapest, visit Margaret Island Park on the Danube River, where you can sit by the musical fountain, go for a run, swim in the Olympic-sized pool, and catch a picture-worthy view of the city from Margaret Bridge. Hungary will remind you why life is better outside. When you study abroad in Hungary, you’ll get the chance to step into a new culture and locale very different from your home country. Pick up some Hungarian language skills as you engage with new friends, classmates, and professors, while enjoying the ease of courses taught in English. Learn more about Hungary’s 20th century history of political upheaval through exposure to the lasting remnants of Soviet and Nazi occupation found throughout Budapest and beyond. Distinguish yourself from students who study abroad in Western Europe and return home with stories you can’t live anywhere else.