Balint is from Budapest, Hungary and entered the Society of Jesus in 1997. His philosophical studies were in Munich, Germany. After two years of regency in the Jesuit high school in Miskolc, he studied theology and religious education in Budapest. After this, he continued with his STL (licentiate in sacred theology) studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Five years ago he participated in the Spiritual Direction Practicum in Berkeley, California; since that time, he returned every year and continues to be involved in the formation of spiritual directors. Before tertianship, he was leading the high school campus ministry in Miskolc and was entrusted the formation of young Jesuits in Hungary.