Maintaining positive mental health is especially challenging during periods of an exceptional health alert such as the one we are now in—and it is crucially important. With that in mind, please note the following:

  1. Please find attached a PDF of information about maintaining good mental health during this period. All students should read and consider the important principles behind your mental and physical well-being.

  2. During this time, our mental health counselor, Levente Somogyi, remains available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to him. He is available online and by phone. He is maintaining both his regular Monday hours (12:00-3:00) as well as irregular hours when need be. During this period especially, his counseling will be very valuable and he is flexibly ready to speak with all students.

Mr. Somogyi adds the following: Due to Hungarian national emergency regulations related to COVID-19 on-campus student counseling services are shifting to two online platforms in regular office hours on Mondays between 12:00 pm and 3 pm. Since counseling is traditionally a face to face service offered by the College, we are now temporarily switching to an online format while government restrictions are in place. You can set up meetings through our online appointment booking system at but sessions will be conducted via skype or online platforms for the time being. Once you set up a meeting, you will receive detailed instructions what to do, how to go about initiating an online counseling session.
Thank you for your understanding!

McDaniel College Budapest believes that a student’s mental health is just as important as his/her physical well-being.  Adjusting to the demands of academic life and a new urban environment can be stressful. Talking with a professional counselor can help you find ways to manage academic pressures, personal problems, and cultural adjustments.

The College provides a counselor, Mr. Levente Somogyi, who is available on campus three hours a week. Mr. Somogyi has experience in multiple countries working with college students of
diverse backgrounds, and welcomes students who would like to discuss any of the issues mentioned above. His office hours and room number are available in weekly circulars and on the
bulletin board. During the first hour of services offered, students can drop in; following this, they should make an appointment. All meetings and appointments are strictly confidential.

Hours for the Fall 2019 semester are: Mondays, 12:00-3:00pm, Room T2.

For emergencies, you can reach Levente Somogyi either by phone (+36-30-386-9898) or by









For more information about McDaniel’s counseling services, please see THIS PAGE