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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2020 05/27/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 15
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Mathematics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: Homestay, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information


PROGRAM DATES 
Academic Year:  September – May
Fall semester:  September – mid December
Spring semester:  early February – May
Summer semester:  mid-June – early-August  (8 weeks)

LOCATION
This university is located in Budapest, Hungary. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
Organized by St. Olaf College in Minnesota, the Budapest Exchange Program provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer sciences majors may spend one or two semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eotvos University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the two institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary's highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences.

Classes are held on the College International campus of the Technical University of Budapest, which is near the historic city center.

HOUSING
  • off-campus apartments shared with other program participants
  • home stay
Students are asked to indicate their preference between the two choices listed above. Opting for an apartment offers most of the comfort to which students are accustomed. Living with a family provides less privacy but more cross-cultural experience. 

MEALS
  • no meal plan
 
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
Please note that BSM requires students to have taken either Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis in order to be accepted.  

Students normally take three to four mathematics courses and one or two intercultural courses each semester. For information about the class offerings: click here.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
Courses are taught in English.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 BSM credit = 3 GT credits
.33 BSM credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM
BSM Grade = GT Grade
A = A
B = B
C/Pass = C
D = D
F = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Participants must have a valid passport and visa. For Hungarian student visa information: click here.?
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis