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Study Away

APU-Sponsored Programs

APU’s Study Away program sponsors several excellent study away programs, some of which may enable students to take mathematics and/or physics courses.

Mathematics Programs

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) maintains a list of several study away programs specifically devoted to mathematics.

The most famous study away program for mathematics, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, is not affiliated with APU, but has been attended by multiple members of our department and is highly recommended. Hungary boasts a tradition that combines excellence in research with dedication to teaching and nurturing mathematical talent.

Students interested in teaching middle or high school math are encouraged to consider the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education program. Participants immerse themselves in mathematical exploration to experience firsthand learning in the Hungarian approach, then investigate how to bring this pedagogy into their own future classrooms. They observe Hungarian mathematics classrooms and have the opportunity to plan and teach their own lessons to Hungarian students (in English).

Note: This information is current for the 2024-25 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.