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BSME in-person program in Fall 2021

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is a study abroad program in mathematics education. BSME participants explore the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. Here’s a flyer that describes the pedagogy a bit more.


BSME is aiming to re-open our in-person program during the Fall 2021 semester.


Important Note: We will run an in-person program only if there is confidence that we can do so safely and anticipate completion of the semester in-person and in-country. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Hungary, in Europe, and in the United States. Our final decision on whether the Fall 2021 semester will proceed in-person will be made in May 2021. 


Attached is a letter intended for students, telling them about BSME and encouraging them to apply. Please share it with your students. Note that a BSME participant doesn’t necessarily have to be pursuing a secondary teaching license—a genuine interest in teaching and mathematics is what we’re looking for.


In addition to the Fall 2021 semester, we are also accepting applications for the second half of the Spring 2021 semester and the Summer 2021 program, both conducted online. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply early. More information, including the online applications, can be found at


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Best wishes,


Ryota Matsuura

North American Director, BSME