Budapest is the best! July 18, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/22/2018 to 05/25/2018 with

BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Unique cultural experience, opportunities to travel, unique course offerings, amazing professors

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $40 max, usually yes
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Hungary is so cheap, biggest expenses are rent and metro pass


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Home stay

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Professors/Classes
  • Intensity of Program
* What could be improved?
  • More of a language component
  • More extracurricular opportunities
  • More course offerings
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Think hard about whether its worth it for you to take a math class

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Discovery Learning

Course Department:
Instructor: Peter Juhasz
Instruction Language: English
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Beginner Hungarian

Course Department:
Instructor: Erika Fallier
Instruction Language: English/Hungarian
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Problem Solving in Secondary Mathematics

Course Department:
Instructor: Zoltan Gyenes
Instruction Language: English
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Course Department:
Instructor: Reka Szasz
Instruction Language: English
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