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.
- Participants must be undergraduates who are in their second year of college or above by the time they enter BSME, or recent graduates.
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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.
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).