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Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM)
Budapest, Hungary (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Dates &
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Core Program Attributes:
Center-based Program
Minimum GPA:
3
Housing Options:
Apartment, Homestay
Approved by:
A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Minimum Student Status:
Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco Curricular Highlights: Eng/Math/Computer Science, Natural Science
Program Description:
ACADEMICS
  • BSM instructors are member of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians.
  • Full semester program includes 14 weeks of instruction and one week of final exams
  • Classes meet two to three times per week (56 contact hours per semester)
  • Classes stress problem solving, foster student creativity, and support group learning
  • A wide variety of mathematical courses is offered
  • Course offerings combine standard upper-level courses in areas of strength of Hungarian mathematics such as combinatorics, number theory, and probability theory

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Small classes, taught in English
  • Full-credit courses taught by instructors with experience teaching North American students
  • Credits transferable to North American colleges and universities
  • Community of mathematically motivated students
  • Research opportunities with professors
  • School centrally located in Budapest
  • Modest living costs

PARTICIPANT PROFILE
  • Average home school GPA of 3.7
  • Completed first theory course in analysis or abstract algebra
  • Eager for a deeper immersion into the study of mathematics
  • Excited to experience a different culture


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.