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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Culture, Education, Hungarian, Mathematics Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 197 Program Host: BSM: Eotvos Lorand Univ.
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Prerequisites: Consent of program advisor or instructor
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: Adam Berliner (Semester II), Bruce Hanson (Semester I)
Housing: Apartments, Host Family
Program Description:
To complete the BSME application, the following materials are required and will be deployed to you electronically once you start an application by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button:
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation (see below)
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended (sent directly from Registrar’s Office or equivalent)
Two letters of recommendation are required, according to the following guidelines:
  • At least one letter must be written by a mathematics professor.
  • It is suggested (but not required) that at least one letter addresses the applicant’s interest and potential for teaching.
Important Notes:
  • Participants must be undergraduates who are in their second year of college or above by the time they enter BSME, or recent graduates.
Please contact for more information.

Program Overview 
The Budapest Semester in Mathematics Education program provides students with the opportunity to study how Hungarians teach mathematics through coursework and spending time in Hungarian classrooms.  For more information about the program, click here.

Students take courses in mathematics education and have opportunities for research, internships, and field experience in classrooms.  For more information about academics at BSME, click here. Students studying off-campus in the fall can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus; students studying off-campus in the spring with interim can bring up to 5.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
Students can take advantage of the lively city of Budapest, visiting its restaurants, cafes, zoo, historical monuments, thermal baths, museums, churches, and parks.  Outside of courses, students can participate in sports such as soccer, salsa, and Frisbee, and culture classes to learn more about Budapest and Hungary in general. Students can also easily visit other European countries while in Budapest.  For more about life in Budapest, click here.

Students live in apartments or with host families.  Past students who lived in apartments have cooked for themselves, though they noted that eating out is relatively inexpensive in Budapest.  For more information on accommodations, click here.

Pre-Approved GE Credits
More information coming soon.  For questions, contact your St. Olaf program advisors, Bruce Hanson (Semester I) and Adam Berliner (Semester II).

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 09/06/2018 12/20/2018
Spring 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 02/07/2019 05/30/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.