The BSME program was such an amazing experience. As a math and education double major, the program is a perfect combination of these. The classes focus on the teaching of math, which is such a unique and specific area of study. I learned so much about the different methods of teaching math in Hungary, and I gained many skills and new ideas to bring back to the US, things I know I will use all the time as a future math educator.
The city of Budapest is absolutely wonderful. It is easy to get around the city with public transportation or sometimes walking, and there are so many cool things to do. As a BSME student during the pandemic (fall 2021), we were not able to leave the country, but even then there are so many great places to visit within Budapest and great day/weekend trips around Hungary. I gained valuable life skills in navigating the city and living outside of the dorms for the first time, and I am so glad for these experiences.
In addition to the great classes and city of Budapest, I met some of the greatest people. I made lifelong friendships and have so many great memories spending time with this group of people. I know I will stay in touch with many of my classmates, as well as be great supports for each other when we start teaching in our own classrooms in just a few years.
I highly recommend the BSME program to all math education students, and also all math students who are even the slightest bit interested in education.