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Study Abroad Programs with Mathematics

During the four months I spent in Vancouver, I found myself deeply interested in coding and cryptography, which I had never had the chance to discover before. I took a class named Algebra and Coding Theory, which introduced me into this particular branch of applied mathematics. I think this will serve as a foundation for my future study in graduate school.

University of British Columbia, Spring 2016 

Programs

Australia – Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar). 
  • Language: English. 
  • Prereqs: 2.5 GPA, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses. 
  • Housing: Dormitory or off-campus apartments. 
  • Details: Study with local students; many courses in mathematics including logic, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, waves, geometry and topology, methods, differential equations and statistics; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

Hungary – Budapest Semester in Mathematics, Technical University, Budapest  (P)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, 3.33 gpa, previous study in field, advanced calculus or theory course in analytical or abstract algebra.
  • Housing: Apartment with other participants or host family; students provide own meals.
  • Details: Mathematics courses taught by eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers; students take a combination of math and cultural courses; normal load is 4 courses; math courses include combinatorics, conjecture and proof, and theory of computing; students sample many courses, then select courses in which they will enroll; option to take course not listed; Hungarian language optional at additional cost before start of program; emphasis on problem solving and student creativity; orientation. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad (D)

  • Semesters: Fall (semester starts end of July), Spring.  
  • Language: English, with language study in most Indian languages.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, junior or senior standing; previous coursework relative to the understanding of India, courses in mathematics.
  • Housing: Single or double room on-campus, shared bath; meal plan.
  • Details: One of India’s newest, smallest (2000 students) and best-equipped university campuses; study with Indian and international students; strong mathematics and engineering sciences.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

Ireland - University of Limerick, Limerick (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English. 
  • Prereqs: 2.9 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Information on the Department of Mathematics. Math and Engineering courses available. Information on available classes. Sample of courses, listed with code MA.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

United Kingdom - University of Bristol, Bristol, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (British calendar-be sure to look at semester dates).
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, Junior or Senior status.
  • Housing: Dormitory or apartment. Information here.
  • Details: Study with local and international students. Courses available in Mathematics (listed under Science). Information on the Department of Mathematics.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

United Kingdom - University of York, York, England (D or Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Junior or senior status preferred. Some modules may require additional course background.
  • Housing: Dormitory. Information here.
  • Details: A wide array of Math courses available. Study with local and international students. Sample course listing
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

United States - ACM: Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, TN*  (P)

  • Semesters: Fall.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 in the major; senior standing preferred, juniors considered; major in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics or social sciences.
  • Housing: Shared single bedroom apartment.
  • Details: Program focus on national and global energy and environmental issues; students earn academic credit for research in ongoing investigations guided by a mentor; interdisciplinary seminar course, advanced course options; guest speakers, departmental colloquia.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

*Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer

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Key

  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition Educational Expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider: airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 08/2016