Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education

Are you passionate about mathematics and the learning/teaching of mathematics? Would you like to spend a semester in a beautiful historical city (home to Paul Erdos and George Polya), with one of the most vibrant cultures in Europe? How about learning in small, lively classes where instructors challenge each student to deeply engage with the material?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then please consider Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME), a semester-long study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. At BSME, students explore the Hungarian approach, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication.

BSME welcomes students who are (1) currently pursuing secondary mathematics teaching license at their home institutions, (2) planning to pursue other paths to mathematics licensure, or (3) simply curious about learning and teaching of mathematics. And BSME courses are designed so that credits will be transferable to American colleges and universities.

BSME is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 semesters and Summer 2019 term. Admission is rolling, with the Spring 2019 applications due November 1. More information, including the online application, can be found at

The summer session is a new 6-week program called Summer@BSME. The application deadline for this new summer session is March 1, however, we expect this to fill up quickly so early application is encouraged.