Excellent program for students who want to go to grad school in Math. September 16, 2022

By (Math, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/01/2021 to 08/06/2022 with

BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot of cool math. It's worthwhile.

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.

Very good academic and research support.

* 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:

Very safe.

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

I would stay another year to take even more math class, but it's not possible :)


* 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? I spend 150 USD per week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you like cook your own meal, you can save money


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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? English
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? Use the local language when shopping

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The teaching of the professors.
  • The research component.
* What could be improved?
  • The covid policy there could be improved.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that they have so many course offerings.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Intro to Topology

Course Department: Math
Instructor: Prof Agnes Slizard
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very good class, covers a lot of material that should be covered for a first course in topology
Credit Transfer Issues: No issue for transfer credits