Help Guide CEU's Next Generation, Worldwide

June 27, 2018

The CEU community is getting bigger all the time. And now, it’s time to help welcome the university’s new cohort!

Students from 86 countries worldwide will be arriving at CEU this September (see map, below). The top ten countries with the highest number of new students are Hungary, U.S.A., Turkey, Russia, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Ukraine and Serbia.

With Academic Year 2018-19 eight weeks away, alumni chapters in these and other countries are asked to host Pre-Departure Orientations (PDOs) to help newly-accepted students prepare for life at CEU. (Want to get involved? Write us!

PDOs are a fun way for alumni to meet new students, answer their questions and provide advice about study at CEU and, for those outside of Hungary, life in Budapest. Through alumni experiences and advice, students can better prepare for the year ahead – and learn from those who have already lived the CEU experience.

PDOs are also a great opportunity for alums to reconnect with fellow alumni and friends. Most PDOs include a social hour at local cafes or pubs.

Last year dozens of PDOs took place around the world, organized by alumni chapters and Local Area Coordinators, working in partnership with CEU's Alumni Relations and Recruitment offices. Help us keep it going this summer! Want to get involved? Write Dursun and check below list for upcoming PDOs in your area and around the world.


July 12 - Hanoi, Vietnam
July 12 - Moscow, Russia
July 13 - Zagreb, Croatia
July 15 - Kathmandu, Nepal
July 17 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
July 19 - Kiev, Ukraine
July 19 - Cairo, Egypt
July 19 - Tbilisi, Georgia
July 21 - Rome, Italy
July 23 - Baku, Azerbaijan
July 23 - New Delhi, India (Online)
July 24 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
July 26 - Belgrade, Serbia
July 28 - London, United Kingdom
July 28 - Istanbul, Turkey
July 28 - Yerevan, Armenia
July 30 - New Delhi, India
July 30 - Manila, Philippines
Aug 1 - Mexico city, Mexico
Aug 4 - Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 4 - New York, United States
Aug 4 - Warsaw, Poland
Aug 9 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Aug 10 - Lahore, Pakistan
Aug 11 - Warsaw, Poland (Online)
Aug 15 - Skopje, Macedonia