An intensive math semester in a beautiful city. Past Review

By (MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS., Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/08/2014 to 12/18/2014 with

BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more math in one semester than I had in my previous 2 years in college. It was a lot of work but in the end, it was definitely worth it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Food is extremely cheap in Budapest if you know where to look. The only problem with finances is if you want to travel around.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100 if we ate out regularly


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The rigor of the classes
  • The accessibility of the professors
* What could be improved?
  • Dining/Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had more information on the classes and the professors who taught them.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Course Department:
Instructor: Áron BERECZKY
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The class was extremely challenging, but I feel like I learned more in this class than I would've back in Middlebury.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

Combinatorics 1

Course Department:
Instructor: Dezső MIKLÓS
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class moved at an extremely fast paced, and it can be hard to keep up sometimes, but I ended up enjoying this class the most. The professor is reasonable and will help you through any problems you may encounter.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

Set Theory

Course Department:
Instructor: Lajos SOUKUP
Instruction Language: English
Comments: By far one of the most caring professors I've encountered who is also very knowledgable about his topic. He goes out of his way to help you with problems and the exams were reasonable.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A