The pandemic measures of the past few months have brought changes into the lives of all of us, almost without exception. Universities and public education institutions needed to switch to online education from one moment to the next. Besides the smooth running of education, every institution continues to lay great emphasis on the ability to renew professionally and maintain their existing international relations, as well as to establish new ones. However, this year’s events, the border closures and other restrictions have definitely made the internationalisation efforts of higher education institutions very difficult. In such a situation, it is important to find out about the experiences of international students and the staff members of Hungarian institutions, as well as about the good examples which may bring us closer to succeeding in a future which is still unknown in many respects.